Sociology investigates the social forces that influence human behavior. Students who study sociology have the opportunity to explore a variety of complex issues, including race and ethnicity, gender, deviant behavior, the causes of crime, law & society, criminal justice policy, social class and poverty, religion, violence, and juvenile delinquency. Sociology students also have opportunities to gain practical work experience through internships and service learning.
The sociology department offers different degree options, including areas of emphasis in general sociology, criminology, and inequalities/globalization. We also offer minors in sociology, justice studies, and Africana studies, as well as a certificate in Diversity & Stratification.
Possible careers for sociology majors:
- business and public relations
- nonprofit administration
- social work
- health and human services
- public policy and planning
- international development and aid
- personnel work
- jobs in the justice system
- juvenile probation
- federal law enforcement