Humans are inherently social creatures, and how we behave individually and collectively—in families, politics, religions—involves a vast web of cause and effect. Our courses explore the inner workings of community life, family patterns, social change, social movements, intergroup relations, race, gender, social class, the environment, technology, and the relationships that unite societies in the world system.
- Sociology Major
Provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue professional degrees in social work, education, public health, business administration, and community planning, in addition to law, medicine, and divinity school.
- Sociology Major with Education Minor
For students interested in teaching and receiving certification at the secondary level.
- Criminal Justice Major
For students interested in studying sociology through the lens of criminology and social justice with opportunities for internships and independent study.
- Sociology Minor
A versatile minor that provides a strong complement to a variety of majors.
- Urban and Community Studies Minor
Explores the structure and culture of urban communities, both national and global.
- Africana Studies Minor
The interdisciplinary study of multiple perspectives, cultures, and experiences of peoples from Africa and its diasporas.