Sociology is a science that studies, investigates and seeks to understand human behavior and social order. It is a growing field in our ever-changing society, as social research informs lawmakers, educators, businesses, non-profit agencies and other institutions. Consider sociology if you desire to help others and make a difference in the community and the world.
Program coursework is diverse, covering a wide range of educational and career interests. You will study topics such as social change, health and wellness, race and ethnic relations and other specialized subjects. Combine classroom study, community-based learning, faculty research assistance, internships, and available study abroad programs and be well-prepared for public and private sector jobs in human services, criminal justice and business.
Earn membership in the Sociology honor society, a fellowship group dedicated to promoting human welfare through scientific knowledge applied to the solution of social problems. Add a minor in child, family and community studies and develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of family within society.
- SOC 111 Social Problems
- SOC 432 Social Theory
- SOC 273 Social Movements and Social Change
- SOC 291 Gender and Society
Faculty members have received numerous National Science Foundation grants as well as local and state grants to support social research initiatives.