Female student giving a research presentation. Social Psychology is an interdisciplinary field of study within the social sciences. In the broadest sense, it is the study of how people’s behaviors and thoughts influence, and are influenced by, the actions of others. As a field of study, social psychology has typically focused on the study of persons in face-to-face situations and small group settings.

The BA in Sociology with a concentration in Social Psychology prepares students for careers in service-oriented fields such as health professions, education, business, and government, and graduate work in social psychology.

Course Catalog & Program Requirements

A complete list of major requirements, courses, and a proposed four-year program of study are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. Rely on it for the most up-to-date information about major requirements.

To earn a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Social Psychology, you must complete a minimum of 37 semester hours. Generally all students will take introductory courses in Sociology and Psychology, as well as courses that sharpen research skills in those areas. In addition to the required courses, you will taket 9 credit hours of Sociology electives and choose a Psychology course.

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