The sociology major promotes the systematic study of collective human behavior. Students are required to explore social processes within and among varied groups and societies; to analyze the beliefs and actions of individuals within the context of social norms, values, conventions, structures, institutions, and patterns of behavior; to develop a greater awareness of culture, race, and ethnicity and the sources of social conflict and misunderstanding; to explore methods for promoting group interaction and cooperation; to assess, evaluate, and explain social behavior, programs, and processes; to gather and interpret data in valid, reliable, and generalizable ways; and to think critically about social issues and develop ways to solve complex problems in a global community. Graduates are prepared for advanced study or careers in social research, consulting, teaching, law enforcement, community organization, urban planning, organizational development, and administration of social service agencies.
Required Major Courses
Required Supporting Courses
Students must select one concentration from the following: