Sociology Undergraduate Overview

Sociology students at NMSU enjoy small classes.

Sociology students at NMSU enjoy small classes.

Our nationally ranked Department of Sociology offers both programs on-campus and online. Students gain a firm foundation in social theory, methods, and statistics, with a large variety of Sociology electives to complete their program. Faculty are experts in their field and nationally recognized.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology prepares students for a wide variety of career fields (see our Careers and Sociology page). Sociology majors are highly valued in the 21st century due to their understanding, communication, flexibility, leadership, motivation, patience, persuasion, problem-solving abilities, teamwork, time management, and work ethic. Our majors are in high demand.

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 professors on research topics chosen in concert with professors. 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 those 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.

For more information, email soc@nmsu.edu

All sophomores and upper-classmen with declared majors are advised by faculty members in the Department of Sociology. Freshmen and first semester transfer students are advised through the Advisement Center.

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