Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

A degree in Sociology can lead to a variety of careers in human services and social services! Earn your bachelor's degree in Sociology from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Major in sociology and prepare for careers in diverse industries around the globe. As a sociology major, you’ll study everything from the causes and consequences of cultures to methodologies of research. LSUS’ expert faculty and inclusive approach to learning will provide you with the tools you need to excel in the profession of your choice. 

Why LSUS’ sociology degree program? 

Sociology—the study of the social lives of people, groups and societies—is one of the most versatile majors you can pursue. The potential career applications are almost endless. At LSUS, you’ll benefit from a sociology program that emphasizes career preparation and hands-on learning, with professors and peers who will help you build connections and secure employment prior to graduation. 

Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers 

LSUS works with the Louisiana State Police Commission on assessment and testing, local health organizations for patient surveys, and numerous nonprofits on program evaluations. Sociology majors are employed to perform research to gain hands-on experience that will be directly applicable to a full-time position. 

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  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Estimated four years for first-time freshmen
  • In-person
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Explore the Sociology Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

The sociology major at LSUS is hands-on and experience-focused. From networking events to internship opportunities, you’ll feel prepared to reach your professional goals during and after your time at college 

Learn from the best 

Sociology professors at LSUS are skilled professionals who have years of experience in the diverse field of sociology. Their experience ranges from education and international behavior to nonprofits and research.  

Student life 

The Nonprofit Administration Student Organization at LSUS is an opportunity for sociology majors to come together and give back to the community. This is only one of LSUS’ 70+ clubs and organizations, and many offer the opportunity to network with area professionals.  

Hands-on learning 

Although there’s plenty of hands-on learning that takes place in the classroom and around campus, LSUS sociology majors often participate in an internship prior to graduation. Recent internships have taken place at the YWCA, the Caddo District Attorney’s Office, HOPE Connection, and the HUB Urban Ministries Program.  

Financial aid for sociology majors 

More than $12.4 million in scholarship money is awarded to LSUS students every year. Check out the types of financial aid you could qualify for as a sociology major. 

“LSUS helped me identify a career path that worked for me. They not only offered diverse opportunities, but the staff and faculty really helped me grow into who I am today.”
Frances Bevel
Grants Manager at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

LSUS sociology majors have gone on to have fulfilling careers. For example, one is now a marketing engineer at ReachLocal and another is the Executive Director of the LSUS Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research!

Where Can a Sociology Degree from LSUS Take You?

Your bachelor’s degree in sociology will open up a broad range of professional and graduate study opportunities. Graduates of the sociology program have gone on to full-time position in fields such as human services, social services, criminal justice, education, government, research and business. Learn more about the sociology major curriculum.

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Sociology Faculty

Helen Wise, PhD

Assistant Academic Provost
Office: Bronson Hall, Room 453
Phone: 318-797-5333
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Laura Meiki, PhD

Office: BH 451
Phone: 318-797-5154
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