Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society (or groups of individuals). This discipline examines all aspects of human behavior, especially those involving interpersonal relationships and the development of social structures. The Department of Sociology offers courses in such areas as family, racial and ethnic relations, demography, social stratification and inequality, social psychology, complex organizations, community, environment, criminology, the sociology of religion, global sociology, and social change. Both BA and BS options are available for this major.

The sociology program provides sociology majors with the opportunity to focus their education towards a particular area or track. The tracks include the following:

  • Community Studies
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Gender
  • Global Sociology
  • Health and Society
  • Legal Studies
  • Organizational Management and Marketing
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Issues and Services

Sociological training is useful in a broad variety of occupations. Coursework provides an understanding of the forces behind individual opinions and beliefs, organizational behavior, social trends and world events. These skills are critical to marketing, law, human resources, journalism, government and strategic management. Sociology is the best form of training for entry into the helping professions like social services and law enforcement, and it provides an outstanding foundation for business and industry.

What do you want to do with Sociology?

Career ideas for Sociology majors

Marketing, Law, Human Resources, Journalism, Government, Strategic Management, Social Services, Law Enforcement, Business, and more

Remember: Your major does not equal your career! For more ideas about how to put your education to work, talk with your specific Career Advisor.

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