Everyday, you interact with the people around you. Sociology is the study of those interactions.
Divisions within society, such as gender, religion, age, and socioeconomic status, affect our everyday life. Social forces including family, neighborhoods, and organizations shape our childhoods and influence our behavior.
Whether you’d like to make an impact on your community through social service, gain more insight for a career in business or industry, or pursue graduate work in sociology, anthropology, education, law, social work, criminology, or administration of justice, the study of sociology will give you the tools to better understand your world.
As part of the Social Inequalities course taught by Dr. Ryan Kelty, the Washington College Sociology Department sponsored the third annual poverty simulation to help students understand the experience of living at the poverty level.
“When I was applying to undergraduate institutions, I was instantly drawn to Washington College because of its psychology department.”