Sociology is the study of people and how they relate to one another. If you major (BA) or minor in sociology, you'll learn about how people behave in different kinds of groups. You'll learn how to use research techniques to study social phenomena.

If you're a sociology major, you'll choose an area of emphasis from deviance and crime, human services, or cultural studies.

What Will I Study?

Core sociology courses cover topics like introduction to sociology, sociological theory, and research methods.

Majors complete an internship, conduct an independent study project, or study abroad.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

Sociology majors often work in related fields, like:

  • Social services
  • Counseling
  • Criminal justice
  • Gerontology
  • Policy and public administration
  • Law

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

  • International Coordinator, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Deputy Clerk, Campbell County Circuit Court
  • Psychotherapist, Attachment & Trauma Institute
  • Management Analyst, U.S. Department of National Affairs
  • Patrol Officer, Traffic Enforcement Division, Roanoke County Police Department