The study of sociology helps students to develop an awareness of the connections between our individual experiences and the groups to which we belong. Learning the theories and methodologies of sociology provides students with an excellent foundation for a variety of careers, including law, government service, teaching, and business. The requirements for a major in sociology have been designed to facilitate the acquisition of skills in social scientific theorizing and research design. The student may use the credits available in electives to pursue an interest in a specific content area of the discipline such as social inequality, social psychology, social institutions, or deviance.
The program serves as an excellent foundation for futures in graduate study, law, government service, teaching and business. We offer a bachelor’s degree and minor in sociology. Our department is also home to the Criminology Program.