College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sociology BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply key sociological concepts.
  • Students will compare, contrast and critique major theoretical and epistemological orientations in sociology including functionalism, conflict, interactionism, and feminism.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking from various sociological perspectives, such as reflecting on their social location, evaluating the implicit assumptions of everyday life, challenging commonsense understandings, and assessing the structure of an argument.
  • Students will show clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research design and methods and evaluate their appropriate use.
  • Students will use sociological knowledge and skills to engage with local and global communities for the purpose of social justice.
  • Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of power, privilege, and oppression across a range of cultures, human experiences, and the intersections of social locations and historical experiences, including their own.


*Retrieved from AMS February 16, 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.