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Our versatile undergraduate major introduces students to social issues and processes in a variety of domains, including deviance, criminology, and the law; globalization, environment, and politics; population and health; and diversity and inequality.
WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
Sociology is the study of how human behavior shapes and is shaped by larger cultural and social contexts.
It provides a lens to analyze, understand and explain important matters in our
- personal lives
- family conflict
- ethnic & gender identity
- crime & law
- poverty & wealth
- social movements
- health outcomes
- the world
- population growth
- globalization & economic development
WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?
In a world full of #fakenews, it's increasingly important to understand key social issues like
- environmental change
Students will become critical observers, participants and actors in the world using the perspective and insight gained from sociological theories and methods.
WHERE DO SOCIOLOGY GRADUATES GO?
Enter the workforce in the public, private or nonprofit sectors in positions such as
- Child Advocate
- Compliance Manager
- Data Research Coordinator
- Operational Support Technician
- Program Manager
Undertake graduate study in areas such as
- criminal justice
- global affairs
- public administration
Did you know the MCAT includes a section about social and behavioral sciences? Pursuing a degree or coursework in sociology is a great way to prepare for med school and a career as a doctor.
Director of Criminology
Sara Grineski, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Studies