This program offers the broadest perspective and the widest range of curriculum options. The Sociology major affords an opportunity to take courses that address the workings of many core societal institutions: the workplace, the family, the health care and criminal justice systems, and the media. The Sociology major also provides an overview of dynamic social forces that affect us every day: population density and behavior, immigration, social inequality, globalization, and cultural differences. These studies are supplemented by coursework that helps you focus your interests, identify your area of specialization, gain experience in a related work environment, and ultimately select a career path.
In addition to pursuing advanced study in master’s and doctoral-level programs, graduates of the sociology program have gone on to work as applied researchers, teachers, and counselors in human service, health care, and criminal justice settings.
Please click the menu at left to view the course requirements for the major. For additional information, please click to download the Sociology Major Fact Sheet.