College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sociology : Major

The Sociology major attracts students who want to better understand themselves, others, and the social, cultural, political, and economic environments within which social interaction occurs. The sociological method makes possible the systematic comparison of data from various types of groups, societies, cultures, and social institutions.

Sociology majors take coursework in both theory and methods, allowing them to formulate generalizations aout the nature and causes of human social behavior. Majors also participate, when feasible, in experiential learning opportunities. In addition to helping students prepare for graduate study, the major helps prepare students for careers in such areas as social work, law, public health, business, and social research.

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Sociology major and minor requirements
Faculty profiles
Social Sciences Division


Division Chairperson:
Dr. Robert Stein
Ph: 607.871.2215