Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology are eligible to apply for a Departmental Sociology Scholarship. Applicants for this scholarship must have an SAT Math and Critical Reading sub-scores of 1050 or greater (ACT Composite equal to 23 or greater) and a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Online applications for the Catawba College Sociology Scholarship must be completed by January 5 each year.Apply for this Scholarship
Sociology Major – The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology Degree
Study Sociology to understand how human behavior is affected by social forces and structures, and how an individual experience is related to history, power and culture.
When a sociologist looks at society, she or he sees the link between private troubles and public concerns in a way that is grounded in a century or more of intellectual tradition. Catawba College Sociology majors continue this tradition.
If you seek to gain knowledge about how human societies function, change, and preserve themselves, and how individual behavior is impacted by societal hierarchy, then pursuing a Sociology degree at Catawba College may be the undergraduate path for you.
Thanks to small classes with knowledgeable and inspiring faculty, Catawba students who graduate with bachelor’s degree in Sociology are well-positioned for a wide variety of careers. Our students develop a sociological mind through meaningful internships and service learning experiences at local human service organizations. Catawba Sociology students conduct their research in our Social Science Research course. In short, they grow to both understand and aptly assess individual behaviors in societal contexts.
Minor in Sociology
Catawba offers a minor in Sociology.
Secondary Teacher Licensure
Sociology students may seek secondary (grades 9-12) teacher licensure in Comprehensive Social Studies. Students pursuing Comprehensive Social Studies licensure should consult with the Department of Teacher Education for additional required coursework.
Sociology Program Highlights
The Sociology Bachelor of Arts degree program at Catawba College will help you focus on ways you can work to help individuals both strive and thrive in globalized human societies. You will learn how the sociology of the human family has evolved and how social inequalities can be rectified.
We know that employers value the ability to read well, write well, and present well. We teach and reinforce these skills in every Sociology course that a student takes as part of the major or minor. Our Sociology majors have gone on to pursue careers in law, health care, education, and social work.
Catawba students put what they learn in the classroom to work during internships that allow them to gain professional skills while building their resumes. These internships give Sociology majors an opportunity to see how their academic program of study can be used in practical settings. In particular, students in Applied Human Services receive instruction and placement with local groups.
Recently, more than 50% of Catawba’s Sociology majors have completed successful and rewarding internships as a Guardian ad Litem in the local court system, at the Salisbury Police Department, at the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, and at the North Carolina Veterans Home.