What can you do with a Sociology Degree?
A sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for a variety careers in many diverse fields. Read More
News and Stories
Kara Joyner Named Co-Editor of Population Research and Policy Review
Professor Kara Joyner is serving a three-year term as Co-Editor of Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR). PRPR is the flagship journal of the Southern Demographic Association. The journal attracts submissions from scholars who represent multiple disciplines and substantive areas within the field of demography. Doctoral student Lisa Carlson serves as Managing Editor of PRPR. BGSU is proud to host this flagship demography journal that is widely recognized as a top publication outlet in the field. Professor Joyner’s leadership at the helm of PRPR brings international visibility to our well-regarded demography program. Read More about Kara Joyner and the PRPR.
Brian Timm honored at "Three-Minute Thesis" competition
And the People’s Choice Award for best "Three-Minute Thesis" goes to... Brian Timm, doctoral student! Timm received the $25 prize for his presentation, “The Long Reach of Delinquent Networks in Late Adolescence on Criminal Activity in Early Adulthood." The competition was structured to help graduate students make their own research understandable to the general public. Read more about the competition.
Tom Mowen & John Boman
recognized by ACJS
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Tom Mowen and John Boman on receiving the 2018 Article of the Year Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) for their publication, “Assessing the Within-Person Impact of Social/Behavioral Programs, Increased Supervision, and Jail Time on Polysubstance Use During Reentry,” published in Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research. The pair accepted the award at the annual meeting of the ACJS last week in Baltimore, MD.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Sociology Studies are expected to be able to:
- Apply a sociological perspective, built upon an understanding of basic sociological constructs and theories, to various areas of social life;
- Explicate the diverse ways in which sociologists gather, interpret, and evaluate data;
- Articulate sociologically informed opinions and arguments concerning social and behavioral phenomena, and critically read and understand sociological argument;
- Describe the similarities and dissimilarities of behaviors, attitudes, values, beliefs, and opinions across populations and subpopulations.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Sociology program is currently undergoing Program/Cluster Review.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Sociology program does not lead to professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Sociology program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.