Majors and Minor

Do you have a desire to learn about society in an inclusive environment without judgment from others? Would you like a rewarding career that lets you help people, educate others, serve the public or engage in vital research? Sociology might be for you! 

A couple of ways to find out are to read about Career Options in Sociology or our Student Favorite Courses. Or reach out to a faculty member to ask questions.

Undergraduate students can Major in Sociology or Minor in Sociology. Sociology Majors can also earn a teacher certification in Preschool to Grade 12 or Grades K-6 or earn a BA/MAT & Certificate Grades K-6. And starting in 2021 they can even add a Master’s Degree in Social Research and Analysis with just one additional year of study.

Sociology majors study all aspects of society and social behavior. They learn important career skills like how to solve problems, engage in teamwork and lead others. They become prepared for careers in social work, human services, business, 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 or a Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management. These credentials enhance their marketability or it can be a stepping stone to a PhD in Sociology.

Some skills all Sociology majors acquire include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Identifying patterns in data
  • Making evidence based decisions
  • Communicating with others
  • Research skills
  • Management, planning and organization

Learn more about careers in sociology from the American Sociological Association. 

Or better yet, register for a class!    We can’t wait to listen to your voice.