Sociology Program


Sociology students learn to employ what C. Wright Mills called the Sociological Imagination – the ability to see the connection between the individual and society, biography and history, self and world – to understand everything from two people interacting on the Internet, to large groups mobilizing to protest pollution or civil rights violations, to social institutions like the government or our healthcare system.


Students can take classes that expose them to an in-depth analysis of some of society’s most pressing topics:

  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Gender issues
  • LGBT issues
  • Class stratification
  • Environmental studies
  • Politics
  • Social Movements
  • Technology
  • Family Violence

General Sociology and Social Problems are introductions to the field, our research and data analysis classes prepare students to conduct original research, and theory provides a foundation for critical thinking that ties the entire discipline together.


The Sociology Program prepares students for jobs in a variety of fields including

  • Business – management and administration, marketing, consumer research, sales, human resources
  • Education – teaching, admissions, placement, institutional research
  • Human Services – advocacy, administration, planning, programing
  • Criminal Justice – law enforcement, corrections, law school
  • Government – social statistics analysis, management and administration, policy analysis, demography

The Sociology Program also prepares students for graduate study. Recently, we have had students go on to master’s and doctoral programs in

  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Occupational therapy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Speech therapy
  • Business

Careers in Sociology

With a bachelor's degree in sociology, you will be prepared for a wide range of jobs.

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The Sociology Club

The Sociology Club is open to all Sociology majors and minors.

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