Sociology Major (BA)
- Criminal Forensics (Minor)
- Criminology (BA, Minor)
- Disability Services (Minor)
- Human Services (Minor)
- Law and Society (Minor)
- Popular Culture (Minor)
- Sociology (Minor)*
*You may not combine the sociology major with this minor.
The discipline of sociology is dedicated to the analysis of different forms of interaction and their significance for personal and social life.
The sociology major is designed to equip students with the foundation and basic research skills that make possible a rigorous study of the social dynamics of human interaction, group processes, and major social institutions. By means of critical and creative sociological practice, students will be led to analyze vital questions about media and popular culture, social justice and poverty, and social control and deviance.
Students will join faculty who are tackling a wide range of topics in their own research, including race and identity, family cohesion, the sociocultural origins of different musical genres, civic engagement and community partnerships, sociology of the city, and the evolving social dynamics of religion, digital technology, and culture.
Majors complete an internship, conduct an independent study project, or study abroad.
What can I do with a sociology degree?
- Guidance counselor
- Human resources (HR) representative
- Management consultant
- Market research analyst
- Media planner
- Policy analyst
- Public relations (PR) specialist
- Social worker
- Survey researcher/pollster
Paul K. McClure, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Chair of the Sociology and Human Services Department