Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behavior, including the behavior of individuals and the social dynamics of small groups, institutions and societies.
Students in sociology learn about urban and rural life, family patterns and relationships, social class, social movements, crime and the criminal justice system, and contemporary social issues. A sociology major provides an intellectual background for students considering careers in law, medicine, business, consulting, education, or just about any other profession.
Major options include:
The sociology minor complements other social science majors, such as psychology and political science.
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The sociology program places strong emphases on:
Each year, sociology students conduct a campus-wide sociological survey, with the subject varying from year to year based on the interests of the students. Students also research, prepare and write papers on topics of their choice for submission to sociology symposiums. Students have presented on such topics as marriage & family, adoption and deviance.
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