Sociology Major

Sociology is:

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  • the study of society
  • a social science involving the study of the social lives of people, groups and societies
  • the study of our behavior as social beings, covering everything from the analysis of short contacts between anonymous individuals on the street to the study of global social processes
  • the scientific study of how our lives are shaped by social institutions, such as family, schools, religious institutions, mass media, government, etc.
  • the analysis of social issues and problems such as poverty, crime, deviance, racism, sexism and homophobia
  • the analysis of social change, e.g. through policy, social movements, cultural phenomena, technological innovations or new ideas and values

A bachelor’s degree in sociology prepares students to pursue graduate study in sociology and in other related areas such as business, law, public policy, urban planning and social work. It also develops valuable skills in data analysis, social trend research, program evaluation and organizational management that are highly marketable for entry positions and occupational advancement in business, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Sociology graduates enter a wide range of fields from teaching to advocacy.

Careers

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The valuable skills you will develop in this program are highly marketable for positions in:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Government agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations

Graduate school

You will be well prepared for continued study at the graduate level in sociology or other related areas such as:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Public policy
  • Urban planning
  • Social work

Degrees

Courses Offered

Minor

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