Membership in the NCSA shall be open to all persons interested in and subscribing to its objectives and who have been awarded a graduate degree in Sociology or in closely related fields from accredited institutions.
The objectives of the NCSA are to further the development of sociology as a scientific and scholarly discipline through stimulation and promotion of:
- scientific research in its defined subject matter area;
- the widest possible and feasible utilization of the knowledge and skills of sociologists and the findings of scientific sociological research by
public and private agencies in all relevant social policy issues;
- effective teaching of the subject matter at all levels of educational endeavor;
- interchange and cooperative relations among persons and organizations engaged in the scientific study of society; any and all such other acts
as may be deemed conductive to these ends.