BA in Sociology

Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at USCB

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As a sociology major you’ll learn about human social and cultural behavior while studying topics such as aging, death and dying, crime, minority group relations, the body and more.

Through a bachelor's degree in sociology, graduates are prepared with the background needed for further graduate study in the field or for pursuing career opportunities in many fields including:

• Administration, supervision and management

• Public relations

• Social services

• Law enforcement

• Research


Minor in Sociology at USCB 

Sociology can be a minor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort for students who are majoring in another academic discipline. A Sociology minor at USCB requires a minimum of 18 credit hours including: SOCY B101, SOCY B497 and 4 additional courses at the 300+ level.

Fully half of these credit hours must be completed at USCB and passed with a grade of 'C' or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements of the Sociology minor count toward general education requirements but not your major. You are strongly encouraged to consult your advisor before declaring a minor.

Tamara Pendavis
“I knew I wanted to major in sociology when I started college. The professors at USCB were really kind and made my time an unforgettable experience. My favorite class was Sociology of Crime, which focused on real instances of crime in society. I also enjoyed Research Seminar. We interviewed older adults to understand the challenges they face. Sociology at USCB taught me why social disparities and differences in social interaction exist.”
Tamara Pendavis
Sociology major, Class of 2022