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Undergraduate Program

Graduation 2013, Dr. Graham and Dr. Ponticelli.

Sociology is the study of social life. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies. Because all human behavior is social, our subject matter ranges from intimate families to hostile mobs; from crime to religion; from the divisions of race, gender, and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; from the sociology of work to the sociology of emotions.

The Sociology major and minor are designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts education and a greater understanding of the social systems and processes that bear upon everyday lives. Opportunities for students with Bachelor's degrees in Sociology are quite varied. Some go on to work for human service agencies; others work in personnel, criminal justice, and urban planning; others enter graduate programs in sociology, education, law, medicine, or social work.

If you are a Sociology major or are interested in the program, the Department of Sociology Undergraduate Handbook can provide answers to many of your questions. Click here to download it.

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Find out what's required for a minor or major in Sociology.

Interesting, Relevant Courses

Sociology courses give you the tools to understand the world, your neighborhood and yourself.