Sociology Major (BA/BS)

The Sociology major equips undergraduate students for entry-level positions in the sociology field, including child and family services, social work, Christian ministry, and jobs requiring a background in sociology and graduate work. Sociology courses focus on contemporary social life dynamics, including how individuals, families, and society-at-large are impacted in a culturally diverse and global environment while enhancing a student's awareness of other cultural and socioeconomic perspectives. DBU students apply written and verbal communication skills and research methods in problem-solving within a social science context, which enables students to understand and predict human behavior and social phenomena within a Christian worldview while demonstrating servant leadership through the involvement in internships and service-learning projects. Upon graduation, DBU graduates demonstrate a basic understanding and global perspective of human interaction, social group relationships, and societal systems based on sociological research and literature.

** Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.  

Designed to Meet Your Needs

Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • Classroom
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Credit Hour Overview

As required for all Bachelor’s degrees, students must complete the following:

  • General Studies Courses (i.e., English, History, Mathematics)
  • Designated Courses in the Chosen Major
  • Electives*
    • Lower-Level Electives (1000-2000 level courses)
    • Upper-Level Electives (3000-4000 level courses)
  • 42 Hours of Upper-Level Courses must be completed as part of all bachelor’s degrees
  • Minimum Total Credit Hours Required: 120 Credit Hours**

*Courses chosen by the student that will count toward a bachelor's degree, but may not be directly related to the degree program being pursued.
**Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.

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Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities for earn course credit.

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