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Examining society.

Every day, you interact with the people around you. Sociology is the study of those interactions.

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.

“This major taught me how to do extensive research and apply it to real world situations.  It also taught me how to remove my own bias from my surroundings.”
- Nicholas O’Meally, ’16
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  • A cell phone can be a lifeline for a woman in crisis. This map identifies pockets where service is poor or non-existent.

    Under the leadership of sociology professor Rachel Durso, the College’s GIS program partnered with the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) in a one-million-dollar Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to help local victims of domestic violence. 

  • Kaitlynn Ecker ’18 and Rachel Martinez ’18 reflect on their visit to the U.S. Senate. As part of the Gender and Leadership class, taught by Professors Michael Harvey and Erin Anderson, students traveled to the Capitol to meet Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski and her staff and see the Senate in action.
  • Keita Christophe ’17 helped hoist sails aboard the Sultana as a Presidential Fellow during his freshman year at Washingt...

    During an internship at Sheppard Pratt, Keita Christophe ’17 saw firsthand the challenges faced by people battling both drug addiction and mental health issues.

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