Sociology Undergraduate Overview

Sociology students at NMSU enjoy small classes.

Sociology students at NMSU enjoy small classes.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology prepares students for a wide variety of career fields. Click here to see ASA’s listing of careers in Sociology. Sociology majors are valued for their understanding of social forces and their ability to understandand design social research.

Sociology students at NMSU are offered many advantages:

  • Undergraduate sociology majors enjoy small class sizes, a diverse multiethnic environment and a low student to professor ratio. Most classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and the department maintains a computer lab to support student research.
  • Students also have the opportunity to work one on one with a professor on a research topic chosen by the student. Other students may choose to include an internship experience in their degree plan. Study abroad is another opportunity that can be enjoyed by students working toward their Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.
  • Students begin their Sociology experience by working closely with a faculty advisor to identify career goals. Courses and student activities are then selected to support the career goals. Maximum flexibility is maintained while providing students with a solid foundation of analytical skills and an understanding of social factors that help build effective organizations and better communities.

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Please Note

To help ensure graduation on a timely basis, Arts and Sciences students must declare a major by the time they have completed 36 credits. All sophomores and upper-classmen with declared majors are advised by faculty members in the student’s major department. Undeclared sophomores with fewer than 36 credits are advised in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center.

Transfer students with 28 credits or more and a declared major are advised in the department of their major. Others are advised in the college Advising Center, except as noted above. New transfer students are encouraged to visit with Advising Center staff to review the evaluation of their transfer credits and determine how these credits may be used to meet degree requirements. (excerpted from the NMSU Arts and Sciences Advising webpage).

Lower division courses are NOT offered online for the Soc BA degree. Only upper division courses for the Soc BA degree are offered online.


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