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The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program at National University engages you in the study of social life, social change, and the causes and consequences of human behavior. By applying research, theory and knowledge about social relationships, you’ll learn to understand the structure of groups, organizations, and societies. You’ll explore human relationships from those as close as the intimate family to those as broad as global interactions between nations. Sociology addresses many of the most challenging issues of our time. It’s a rapidly expanding field whose potential is often tapped by those who craft policies and create programs. Sociologists can assist in positive change by sharing their understanding of social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change, and resistance and how social systems work. A background in sociology can enhance human interactions in just about any business or profession and provides excellent training for professions such as law enforcement, education, medicine, social work, and any field that involves investigative skills and working with diverse groups.
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Learn to think abstractly, formulate solutions, ask the right questions, search for answers, and analyze social situations
Develop strong analytical skills and the ability to understand issues from different perspectives
Explore a range of research techniques to apply to various aspects of social life
Understand the roles of individuals and groups within complex social constructions
Apply major sociological theories to real-world situations, offering support and solutions for persistent social problems
Identify the roles of gender, race, ethnicity, and class in social change at every level
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