Degrees & Programs
The Department of Sociology offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Sociology Department offers minors in Sociology and in Anthropology. The department also houses the minor in Women's Studies. Sociology is the systematic analysis of people in groups, from families to large social institutions. Sociologists seek to understand distinctive social processes such as social cohesion, conflict, and change, and to apply this knowledge to social issues challenging the world today. Sociology students will use sociological theory and quantitative and qualitative methods to examine social structures that are shaped by groups, organizations, and institutions.
A major in Sociology provides a basis for graduate study in the areas of sociology, social work, law, and counseling, as well as a foundation for careers in social services, business, and government. The analytical skills acquired in the major may be applied to market research and program evaluation.