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Bachelor of Arts


A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Concordia University, St. Paul, prepares students for careers that can have important and lasting impacts on their communities.


Course Length

44 Credit Hours


On Campus

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Sociology has become a focal point for many sectors of society as governments, non-profits, and businesses alike look for ways to serve people in a wide range of difficult circumstances.

A Concordia, St. Paul sociology degree prepares students to address critical human services issues, including homelessness, youth development, domestic and family crisis issues, addiction, mental health challenges, critical aspects of modern law enforcement, and a wide range of other opportunities.

Service- and people-focused students study historical and modern challenges confronting society and learn to address issues through direct intervention and public policy engagement. Faculty members have gained national and international acclaim for their expertise in various aspects of sociology and related issues.

Program Details

Students pursuing their BA in Sociology from Concordia establish a solid foundation in coursework focused on social theory, research methods, and statistical application. They then explore coursework focused on fundamental societal frameworks around the impact of socio-economic class structures and social organization.

From there, students have opportunities to pursue focused areas of study around marriage and family, diversity and minority-focused issues, criminal justice systems, and social welfare. 

Along with hands-on internship opportunities, students can also pursue further coursework to bring even deeper expertise in issues related to statutory and criminal law aspects of sociology, adult development and aging, and other elective options that allow for self-directed areas of focus. 

The BA in Sociology puts students in a strong position to pursue meaningful, community-impact careers.

Meet Our Faculty

Norman Piatti, Ph. D

Sociology Program Chair / Assistant Professor of Practice

Student Outcomes

Andrew Capirchio

Program Coordinator, Minneapolis Public Schools