The primary objective of the major is to provide students with a better understanding of human behavior, particularly in the context of social groups, organizations, and society. The major offers a sound education in the discipline of sociology and, consistent with its location in a liberal arts curriculum, stresses the acquisition of skills that go beyond the confines of the discipline.
Courses in the major emphasize those skills important to students' careers: critical thinking, ability to read and write analytically, to problem-solve, and to communicate orally.
In addition to traditional and innovative classroom experiences, sociology majors can avail themselves of opportunities for independent study, internships, service experiences in the community, research and senior thesis courses under the supervision of a faculty mentor, and invitations to our annual sociology lecture and recognition series.
Career possibilities for sociology majors include:
- community organizing
- labor relations
- non-profit management
- public service
- criminal justice
- social services
- public relations
A major is offered in sociology which leads to the bachelor of arts degree. A minor in sociology is also available.
For detailed information on the requirements for the sociology major or minor, as well as course listings and descriptions, please see the on-line undergraduate catalog