College of Science, Technology, and Health

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Sociology (BA)

St. Charles, Mo. / St. Louis, Mo.
Sociology (BA)

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Sociology is the scientific investigation of the social world that provides students with a deeper understanding of themselves, social problems, and social institutions. Most importantly, sociology equips students with the skills necessary to engage in social science research and elicit social change.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) offered in On-campus formats.

St. Charles / St. Louis
Sociology (BA)

The Lindenwood University Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Public Health offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in sociology requiring 37-40 credit hours.

This St. Louis Sociology degree program has grown over 60% in the last five years - Lindenwood prides itself on providing students with many experiences and opportunities to best prepare them for the job market and/or graduate school. The advantages of majoring in Sociology at Lindenwood include, but are not limited to:

  • Undergraduate research and internship opportunities built into the curriculum 
  • An applied focus to prepare students to use their knowledge and skill to solve social problems 
  • Assigned faculty advisors/mentors to provide academic, career, and internship guidance 
  • Concentration electives within the curriculum to allow students to explore interdisciplinary interests and opportunities 
  • Total credit hours that allow for double major opportunities

What Your Future Holds

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for sociologists is $83,420. The current job market shows approximately 3,200 sociology jobs within the United States at a 4% growth rate. Students earning a Sociology degree are trained to conduct research, analyze situations, and critically evaluate problems for both non-profits and for-profit companies. Recent Lindenwood graduates have gained employment at the following locations:

  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Compass Health Network
  • Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
  • Rebuilding Together St. Louis
  • Department of Children and Family Services
  • The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri
  • Allegis Global Solutions

Visit Sociology at Work for national data and information on sociology careers.

Contact the Lindenwood University Sociology Department

For more information about Sociology at Lindenwood University, please call Dr. Suzanne Stoelting, Professor of Sociology at (636) 949-4733 or

You can also contact Lindenwood University Admissions at (636) 949-4949 or