Bachelor of Science in Sociology

The Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree encourages students to think deeply and seriously, using both the Christian and scientific perspectives, about the consequences of social structures upon human social behavior in its many diverse contexts.

A sociology degree can prepare students for a wide variety of careers including those in social services, social research, data analysis and human resources. Examples of the types of jobs an individual with a sociology degree may wish to pursue include: a worker‛s advocate, youth services provider, probation/parole officer, police officer, FBI agent, recreational therapist, grass roots/human rights organizer, community relations, community health education, data analyst for local and state government, employment specialist, and human resources generalist.

Sociology students will explore the various issues and problems faced by contemporary American society including crime, drug abuse, sexual variance, poverty, overpopulation and family relations.

This sociology degree also examines the variety of cultures that have developed in human society including preliterate peoples in comparison with contemporary as well as other cultures. Students will learn how to apply sociological research on marriage and family life to students‛ past and future lives. Minority groups in the United States and their sociological significance in the history of the nation and current culture are studied. Students will also investigate the dynamics of hierarchies of power, wealth and prestige within and among human social systems, with particular attention given to the causes and effects of marked inequity.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 96% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $29,344 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Social Workers, All Others
Social and Community Service Managers
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.