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Why Sociology?

Reasons to be a Sociology Major

Learn and hang out with great people. We’re an energetic, socially conscious, real-world focused group.

We discuss pressing issues in society and examine everything social (nothing is too sacred, nothing is too profane, nothing is too mundane).

Gain skills to understand social interaction and the effects of society on individuals—apply knowledge to small groups and large social institutions (e.g., education, military, law, and religion).

Develop analytic tools to understand the world around you. It doesn’t hurt that these same skills are in high demand by employers!

  • Theoretical analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis

Course offerings

The diversity of topics allows you to create a rich and unique program of study. Courses include:

  • Self & Society
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Social Inequalities
  • Criminology
  • City and Suburb
  • Global Health Disparities
  • Social Theory
  • Victimology
  • Sociology of Gangs
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Variant Behavior (Deviance)
  • Work and Gender
  • Sociology of the Body
  • Women, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Sociology of Disabilities