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Our courses open the door to a deeper understanding.

As an undergraduate major, you will study the theory and methods of sociological research and survey the substantive areas of the discipline.


Sociology: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Sociology graduates are well prepared for work in education, government, social services, public relations and many other fields. Sociology is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in almost any discipline. As a sociology student, you will:

  • Study the theory and methods of sociological research
  • Survey the important areas of sociology
  • Get individual attention through small class sizes and hands-on research with faculty

Three Convenient Options

You can receive your degree in sociology from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, from the Community College for Sioux Falls or online. Decide the option that best fits your lifestyle and schedule, and we'll help you meet your educational goals. 

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Four-Year Program Guides

The Classroom & Beyond

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    Alpha Kappa Delta

    The status of Voting Member is conferred upon those Life Members who maintain a current subscription to Sociological Inquiry.

  • Midwest Sociological Society

    Members have an opportunity to participate in the annual meeting by submitting and presenting a paper or poster, compete in the MSS student paper and more.

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    Pi Gamma Mu

    Our program is home to the USD Beta Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu​, “the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences.”