Do you want to make a difference? By studying sociology you will learn to understand social issues and structures on both a local and global scale. You will examine how social forces influence individuals, families and nations. You will also gain valuable insight into the impact that social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and social class can have on people’s lives and public policy.
This degree will prepare you for a wide range of transformative careers including social work, education, and work in local, state, or federal government, business and non-profit sectors.
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Students in the sociology program will work toward the following outcomes through learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
- Identify and evaluate different social theories and their social-historical context to understand and analyze social structures and dynamics.
- Critically analyze sociological questions employing social science research methods and identifying implications for research and policy.
- Examine how culture and social structure operate and assess how the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, gender, class, or other bases of inequality impact society.