The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sociology prepares students to understand the classical and historical foundations of sociology, including the major topics and methods that sociologists use.
Olivet Sociology students study the patterns of social behavior, community life, and traditional social institutions, such as marriage, family, and religion while exploring the dynamics of social change. The groups, cultures, organizations, and social institutions that unite and divide people, and the complexities and nuances of social systems, are a focus of discussion and research. Graduates with a degree in sociology are typically prepared to enter graduate school (pursuing advanced degrees in a variety of related social science disciplines) or to seek entry-level employment in a number of social, community, and business settings.