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A sociology major provides a valuable perspective on the complex social world we live in.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program gives students the concepts, perspectives, and tools to examine important current social issues such as inequality, changing technology and communication, movements for racial justice, the effects of climate change, and the social factors that influence health.
Employers are looking for college graduates with the critical thinking and writing skills to understand and analyze our rapidly changing world, who have the cultural competency to work and interact in a diverse environment and the ability to examine and propose solutions to problems.
Our sociology major is particularly relevant to students preparing for careers in professional social science, education, government, law, criminal justice, urban affairs, social service, medical service fields, marketing, and business.
Along with a broad-based introductory class to familiarize students with the sociological perspective, our program provides training in research methods, social statistics, and social theory. These core classes give students a foundational understanding of sociology. The program also provides the flexibility to take several elective classes in areas of particular interest to the individual student, including medical sociology, family, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, sports and society, and politics.
We offer many of our classes in both face-to-face and online formats. There are also frequent opportunities for students to complete independent study courses, internships, classes with service learning/community engagement components, and honors contracts.
This degree program has multiple concentrations:
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