What will I learn?

APU’s Bachelor of Arts in Sociology equips students to delve into social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The degree provides a solid foundation in basic sociological theory, applied statistics, contemporary social problems, and comparative family systems. These then serve as a framework for advanced study in human diversity, the sociology of religion, social stratification, crime and delinquency, social psychology, and philosophical concepts of human nature. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to explore how biblical insights and values clarify understanding of sociology, and sociology in turn teaches more about Christian faith. Sociology majors leave APU prepared to use social theory and research to systematically confront social problems and enact change at all levels of society. You’re a sociology major if you: Are interested in social dynamics and human interactions. Want a major that will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Want to make a difference in the world and work for social change. Want to explore the world’s challenges through a biblical lens. Want to better understand how cultural, economic, and gender diversity impact social life.

Careers for Sociology Majors: Counselor/Case Manager, Sales/Marketing, Anthropologist, Criminologist, Research Scientist, FBI/CIA Agent, Correctional Officer, Journalist, Social Services Case Manager, Nonprofit Program Coordinator, Human Resources Manager, Teacher

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Complete the 120 total units)

Tuition fees
US$39,460.00 per year
This fee is for 12 - 18 units

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2020


Azusa Pacific University

901 E Alosta Avenue,



91702, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

For international students

Students currently enrolled in high school or who have earned fewer than 28 units of college credit following high school graduation.

International students should have obtained a TOEFL iBT sore 80 including scores of 22 in speaking, 22 in listening, 22 in reading, and 22 in writing and IELTS score 6.0.

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About this uni

APU offers students a choice of over 100 study programs including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as online classes to choose from.

  • Best University in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Based in California, the USA
  • Offers students a wide range of support services
  • Professors are experts in their respective fields