Sociology Major (BA) and Minor
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
Student and Alumni Spotlights
Sharon Foreman, PhD, MSW, HS-BCP
Associate Professor of Sociology
Chair of the Sociology and Human Services Department
Director of General Education
Director of the Center for Community Development and Social Justice