In addition to a general Sociology degree, the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma
State University offers numerous options for students hoping to specialize their education.
With options in anthropology, criminology and criminal justice, environment and society, and social services, students can tailor their sociology degree for their future career field. For students interested in pursuing professional degrees, the Department of Sociology
also offers Pre-Med and Pre-Law options.
To find out more information about each option, read below and see degree requirements
on our degree sheets.
BA, BS, Pre-Law and Pre-Med
The general Sociology degree provides students with a strong foundation in sociological
theory and methods while also allowing flexibility for interdisciplinary exploration
of society and social behavior. Students seeking professional degrees can further
specialize their degree with options in both Pre-Med and Pre-Law. Considering a degree
in sociology? You can find our degree sheets with course requirements in the dropdown
The option in anthropology familiarizes students with the methods and principles of
cultural anthropology, archaeology, and biological anthropology. While studying the
history of humans and culture, engaging courses and opportunities for hands on experience
prepare students to enter both academic and nonacademic careers. Considering a degree
in anthropology? You can find our degree sheets with course requirements in the dropdown
The option in criminology and criminal justice prepares students for both academic
and nonacademic careers related to crime, criminal behavior, law enforcement, the
courts and corrections. A wide variety of course offerings provide students the opportunity
to study topics such as the criminal justice system, drugs and drug policy, juvenile
delinquency and gangs and society. Interested in a degree in criminology and criminal
justice? You can find our degree sheets with course requirements in the dropdown below.
The option in environment and society introduces students to the critical relationship
among humans, society and the environment. Course offerings focus on topics such as
environmental hazards and disasters, environmental inequality and technology, preparing
students for future careers in environmental law, government, nonprofit or academics.
Interested in a degree in environment and society? You can find our degree sheets
with course requirements in the dropdown below.
The option in social services gives students an opportunity to study specific communities,
group trends and public service. With course offerings such as Sociology of Families,
Sociology of Health and Illness, and Social Psychology, students are provided a foundation
for careers in both public service and academia. Interested in a degree in Social
Services? You can find our degree sheets with course requirements in the dropdown