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Explore Sociology

Students majoring in Sociology have an abiding curiosity about the social world and a desire to help people and improve society. A Bachelor of Science in Sociology provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills needed to understand and address real-world social issues and problems, and gives students opportunities to explore a wide range of social topics. The Sociology major combines instruction in theory, methods, and topical courses that cover a range of sociological subjects and current social issues. Sociology students are also encouraged to engage with sociological research and practice through inspiring learning initiatives, faculty-student mentoring, and internships.

A Bachelor of Science in Sociology is an excellent choice for students aspiring to attend graduate school and is a strong foundation for a wide range of careers, including nonprofit community services, social work, health care and nursing, law and law enforcement, education, public policy, public health, organizational management and entrepreneurialism, experiential design, marketing, human resources, and journalism.

Marketable Skills Acquired with a BS in Sociology include:

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Being aware of other’s beliefs and behaviors and understanding why they believe and behave as they do

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Communicating effectively in writing and speech as appropriate for the needs of the audience
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Identifying complex problems and ideas and reviewing related information to analyze, develop and evaluate options, and implement solutions
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Data analysis and interpretation

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Developing and utilizing visual aids, graphs, tables, and charts

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Monitoring and assessing performance, evaluating individuals, and examining organizations to make improvements, develop solutions, or take corrective actions
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Identifying the underlying patterns and principles of qualitative and quantitative information and explaining what this information means and how it can be used
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Bringing others together to communicate openly and effectively as they seek to reconcile differences
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Establishing trust and encouraging input from all members of a group
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