The field of sociology investigates human society. It analyzes group origin, growth, behavior, interaction and the effect of group activities on the individual group member. Such analysis offers a foundation for understanding the human experience. The theories derived from sociological research are often used to address contemporary issues in the U.S. and in societies throughout the world.
The major provides a foundation for careers in many fields, such as social service and human resources, criminal justice and the law, along with research at public and private agencies. It also prepares students for graduate work in sociology, criminology, law, social work and related areas.
Three Concentrations Available
The General Sociology concentration allows students to tailor courses to fulfill their own individual interests.
Youth and Family Services
The Youth & Family Services concentration offers courses for students interested in human services and policies with a particular emphasis on youth issues.
The Social Research concentration emphasizes research methods in the social sciences.