Sociology (Bachelor of Science)

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Do you find humans fascinating? Sociology looks at human beings and their social relationships and explores how these relationships affect the way we live. If you would like to learn more about human interactions and social issues, then consider getting your Bachelor of Science (BS) in sociology from Creighton University.

As a sociology major, you’ll develop an understanding of the complex nature of human interaction on a societal level as well as face-to-face. You’ll focus on the roles of society and culture as social forces that shape human behavior. Sociology students are able to think critically about the causes and implications of social inequality and other social issues by employing scientific methodology.

If you’re intrigued by people, interested in social justice and enjoy learning about the inner workings of society, then Creighton’s sociology program is perfect for you. And, when you pursue a BS in sociology at Creighton, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge base you’ll need for a meaningful career.

Sociology Minor

The minor in sociology introduces students to such topics as social problems, social inequalities and social institutions such as family, religion, education, politics and economics. The diversity and breadth of courses allow students to explore areas relevant to their individual interests.

Applied Research Methods in Sociology and Anthropology Minor

The applied research methods minor introduces students to the tools and methods used to conduct and interpret qualitative and quantitative research about society. Students learn to design and conduct applied social research projects, including demography, survey research, focus groups, spatial analysis and other tools used by commercial firms, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

Criminal Justice Policy Minor

The criminal justice policy minor introduces students to the history and current structure and processes of the American criminal justice system. Students also explore the ethical issues surrounding the components of that system, as well as the research that evaluates the impact of the criminal justice system. It also provides an introduction to other social systems and cultures as students explore what a criminal justice system ought to be.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of sociologists is projected to grow 15% by 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual salary for sociologists is nearly $75,000.

Creighton sociology majors have found careers in a variety of fields, including: urban planning, corrections, survey research, human resources, insurance, election research, social work and teaching.

Some sociology majors pursue graduate degrees in sociology and go on to become sociologists. Most sociologists work in research organizations, colleges and universities, state and local government and consulting firms. Recent graduate and professional school placements include:

  • Stanford University
  • Drexel University School of Public Health
  • Melbourne University
  • University of Arkansas School of Public Service


  • Applied Research Methods Track
  • Criminal Justice Track
  • Standard Sociology Track

What You'll Learn

  • The roles of society and culture in shaping human behavior
  • To think critically about the causes and implications of social inequality
  • How human relationships affect the way we live
  • The complex nature of human interaction


Research Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in research led by sociology professors and faculty.

Admissions Requirements

Completion of SOC 101 or SOC 102 with a “C” or better, and 3 credits in another sociology or anthropology course with a “C” or better

Learn more about general admissions requirements to Creighton University


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