Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology includes courses in Sociology with a concentration in Terrorism, Preparedness and Security which is offered as an integral part of the degree program.  This concentration requires 18 semester hours which count as part of the total 120 hours required for the degree. Accelerated 8-week and 3-week courses are offered in Fall and Spring semesters, and 6-week and 3-week courses are offered in Summer.  Courses vary from 15 to 30 students per class.

Sociology prepares students for entry into positions requiring broadly educated persons with good oral and written communication skills, critical thinking skills and professional demeanor.  Employers then train them in the specific skills and knowledge required for their workplaces.  According to the United States Government, the employment growth for sociologists is expected to be much faster than average, making this an excellent field to obtain a degree in.  By the year 2018, the field of sociology is expected to grow by 21%.

An undergraduate degree in sociology provides a strong liberal arts background for graduate work in sociology to become a college professor or researcher, advanced study in social work, law, counseling, journalism, public administration business, or one of the health professions or entry-level positions in business, human services, government and research.


Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology must earn 60 credit hours by taking classes such as:
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Criminology
  • Population
  • The Family
  • Social Research Methods
  • Terrorism, Crime and Security
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Stratification
  • U.S. and World Extremism
  • Collective Behavior and Social Movements
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Organization
  • Social Gerontology
  • Social Policy

There are also Special Topics in Sociology which may be accepted as courses for someone entering who has special knowledge of past Sociology topics derived from his or her knowledge in the field.

CALL SCHOOL:  McNeese State University
McNeese State University now offers online baccalaureate degrees in Sociology, Family and Child Studies, Criminal Justice, and Management through the Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana (CALL) Program. The CALL Program allows adult learners the opportunity to pursue their degree online without putting their lives on hold. CALL allows adult learners to take advantage of two 8-week sessions within a regular semester and some 3-week sessions as well as 6-week sessions during the summer. This allows students to earn credits each session during the semester while only having to concentrate on one or two classes at the same time. The online courses allow students to access class information and assignments when and where they choose.

Dr. Helen Ware

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