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Our Sociology major examines human social behavior, focusing on its origins, organizations, institutions, and continuing evolution. You learn about a range of contemporary social challenges, consider their cultural, global, and political implications, and explore ways to solve them.

As a major, you benefit from hands-on learning opportunities that ensure a smooth transition into the career or graduate program of your choice. As part of our program, you complete both an internship and a semester-long Applied Sociology Experience (ASE), during which you study abroad, work in a social services agency, or conduct research.

You leave the program ready to pursue a career in social service or a graduate degree in a discipline like sociology, social work, law, economics, environmental studies or public health.

To learn more about the program, see the Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

We also offer a minor in Sociology.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements.