Sociology is the scientific study of society and systematically examines the cultural and social factors that shape individual and group behavior.

Students learn about the fundamental processes of human interaction, the forces of social inequality and social change, and critically examine society’s social institutions and social problems. The major prepares students for careers where knowledge of human relationships and/or research skills are desirable, and for graduate work in sociology and related social service fields.


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    Possible Career Options

    • Human Resource Manager
    • Probation Officer
    • Public Administration
    • Social Worker