A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in sociology from Wichita State provides insight into society and social behavior through the study of social structures, relationships, groups, organizations and more. At WSU, students can specialize in: social inequality and social problems, families and intimate relationships across the life course, medical sociology, urban life and globalization, and evidence-based practices. These specializations make it a widely applicable degree on its own or ideal for double majoring with disciplines such as pre-law, pre-med, public health, criminal justice, business / marketing, psychology and education. Sociological skills are transferable to a wide variety of industries, and students at WSU can tailor their curriculum to fit their specific goals as they prepare for employment or further graduate or professional studies.

Sociology is also offered as part of the WSU at McConnell program.

Learn how sociology is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


To complete the sociology major, you'll take 30 credit hours of sociology courses including 15 credit hours of core courses and 15 additional hours of electives based on your interests and career goals.

Courses taken for your sociology degree can also count toward the Tilford Diversity Studies certificate.


A sociology degree from Wichita State will connect you with opportunities for successful careers in a broad range of settings, from research, social services and business to education, policy and health care.

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