Department of Sociology
Why Sociology? Sociologists do more than study society. They are people who endeavor to better understand the world around them.
Through the study of human social activity, sociologists try to interpret the meaning of social interaction. They do this by studying various human constructs like our legal system, educational system, the economy, the environment, families, and even social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
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A bachelor's degree with a major or minor in sociology provides a liberal arts background with exposure to sociological perspective that lead to an improved understanding of our social world and our relationship to the macro and micro social environments in which we live.
Students have opportunities to study the methods and perspectives of the discipline as well as to sample a number of the substantive specialties of the field such as deviance, medical sociology, or formal organizations.
Undergraduate majors should expect to become critical consumers of information, well informed about the diversity of American society and the world and well versed in the dominant social issues of the times.