Sociology: Social Research

You dream about changing the world – or at least some corner of it. You wonder, “what if this public assistance program did that? Could a small change make a big difference?” You want to help your community by understanding issues more comprehensively.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology at Bryant provides you with a deep understanding of the sociological perspective that will help you discover the answers to these questions. In the Social Research track, you will focus on Social Research methods that build upon the sociology core. Your courses within the major culminate in a substantial, individual research project for your Capstone experience.

You’ll become skilled at conceptualizing problems, designing research, and analyzing data through a combination of traditional sociology courses and individual research under the close supervision of a sociology faculty member. You will develop a deep understanding and be able to think analytically about the ways in which individual behavior is connected to the larger social world.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

The Sociology core is combined with a broad set of liberal arts courses and a required minor in a business discipline, establishing the foundation for rewarding careers in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit settings. Bryant’s comprehensive education will prepare you for diverse careers in business, the healthcare industry, criminal justice, social services, and government. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program also provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies in areas such as sociology, business, law, education, and public policy.

Sociology: Social Research faculty

The Sociology faculty are talented researchers who have published popular textbooks in sociology, authored articles on immigration and identity, and examined how to create learning opportunities for students that encourage them to be critical and inspired thinkers. These gifted teachers connect academic studies with real-world experience in problem solving through courses in data analysis and community-based learning.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

  • Early Action - Dec. 1, 2014
  • Early Decision 2 - Jan. 15, 2015
  • Regular Decision – Feb. 2, 2015


To learn more, please contact:
Judith McDonnell, Ph.D.
Professor and Sociology Curriculum Coordinator
Department of History and Social Sciences
jmcdonne@bryant.edu


Sociology majors can also choose the track: