In whatever field you pursue your life’s work, you will encounter the discipline of sociology: the study of how individuals and groups of people function within social contexts. Because comprehending the interactions between individuals and the groups they form is key to understanding your social environment, knowing sociological principles will always serve you well.
Sociology as a field of study has many practical applications. It is fundamental to understanding urban life, to working with the forces of social change, and to addressing the most pressing issues of global societies and smaller communities. It also provides an ideal intellectual foundation for working within the social service, mental health, criminal justice, and legal fields.