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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The power of sociology is in its ability to disclose a fascinating new perspective on social reality. Academically, the rigorous, well-rounded curriculum prepares our majors for graduate programs in sociology, as well as in areas such as social work and law school. Sociology also provides the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to enter careers in government, nonprofit organizations, public relations, social work, market research, management and many other professions.

Degree Requirements

Sociology degree requirements for previous academic years may be found n the appropriate academic catalog.

Aplha Kappa Delta
International Sociology Honor Society

Sociology Program Awarded Membership in Alpha Kappa Delta
The Sociology Program announces that its charter application for a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, was recently approved. The official name of the USC Upstate chapter is the Mu of South Carolina.

“We are proud of this honor, which allows us to recognize the accomplishments of our top students, and provide them with other benefits of membership in AKD,” says Dr. Clif Flynn, Chair, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Women's Studies.

Since its inception in 1920, the aim of Alpha Kappa Delta has been to stimulate scholarship. To become a member of AKD, a student has to be at least a junior and have accumulated the equivalent of an overall grade point average of 3.0 or a ‘B’ average in sociology, with at least 12 hours of sociology course-work. Student scholarship in Alpha Kappa Delta is recognized in several ways. The Society sponsors student travel to regional meetings, supporting those who want to present their own work and learn from the scholarly presentations of others.  The Society sponsors annual student paper contests, presenting awards which include monetary prizes, travel support, and scholarships. In addition, by funding research symposia and honoraria for guest speakers, the Society supports chapter activities which further education. The Society continues to recognize scholarly excellence in sociology by inducting approximately 4,000 lifetime members each year.”
 Sociology in the News

How will you spend the 21st Century? 
     An article from Footnotes

Doing the math to Find the Good Jobs
     An article from the Career Journal


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Samantha Hauptman
Media 306 
(864) 503-5388

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