College of Arts & Sciences Sociology

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The Scientific Study of Social Life

It's hard enough for most of us to understand the behavior of one human being; imagine trying to understand why a room, neighborhood or city full of people behave the way they do. That's the job of the sociologist - to explore human behavior, societies and social change.

Sociology is excellent preparation for graduate studies in almost any discipline. Our grads are also well-prepared for work in education, government, social services, public relations and many other fields.

We offer a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in sociology. Our courses also form a major component of the Criminal Justice major.

Our Faculty Members are dedicated to scholarship and teaching excellence. Class sizes are small, ensuring you access to faculty and individual attention.  

ContactUs  Sociology Department Program Director
Jack Niemonen, Professor

(605) 677-5591
Jack.Niemonen@usd.edu


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