College of Arts & Sciences Sociology

Overview

Exploring Society

Sociologists study the processes that create, maintain and transform social institutions. Examples include family, church, education, criminal justice, health care, mass media and government.

They often find that their work is at the center of important and controversial issues, such as family change, crime and delinquency, income and wealth inequality, race relations and immigration.

Our sociology program helps you explore these complexities. You will study the theory and methods of sociological research and survey the important areas of sociology.

Our Faculty

Our Faculty members are dedicated to scholarships and teaching excellence We offer expertise in:

  • Immigration and population studies
  • Medical sociology
  • Criminology
  • Deviant behavior
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Behavior and social movements
  • Sociology of work
  • Wealth and poverty
  • Marriage and family

Careers

The sociology major prepares you for careers in social work, advocacy, law, public administration, criminal justice, environmental studies, public health, urban planning and education.

Outside the Classroom

The sociology program is home to the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society. It sponsors the AKD Lecture Series, which brings speakers to campus.

Scholarships

For freshman scholarship opportunities, please see Financial Aid.