Sociology is an eye-opening major that deals with long standing social problems like income inequality, gender policy, education, environmental justice, bullying and racism. It is also a vehicle for exploring topics like the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 crisis, and Universal Health Care. Sociology Majors learn to conduct their own research by using surveys, carrying out interviews and analyzing data. Students often remember their first sociology course for the rest of their lives. Under the guidance of our diverse faculty, you will learn about society, you will learn about yourself, and you will learn how to connect the two.
You can use this major to launch a career in social work, human services, market research, social policy, law, education, government, the nonprofit sector and other industries. Some students go directly from graduation into the job market. Others go on to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Research and Analysis with just one more year of study, or a Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management. These credentials enhance your job marketability. They can also be a stepping stone to a PhD in Sociology.