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What You’ll Study

Have you ever wondered how being a part of communities or regions of the world affects people’s individual experiences? Studying sociology at Queens will help you discover the complexities of human society, culture, and behavior. As a sociology major, you will learn to question assumptions, evaluate evidence and data, and develop evidence-based arguments. With this major, there’s enough room in your academic journey to take on another major, minor, or a set of classes that help you prepare for your next steps in life. 

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Take your learning outside the classroom by partnering with Queens faculty and local nonprofits to conduct public research on pressing social issues. Some students intern with local agencies or contribute to community development in Charlotte. No matter what experience you choose, you will be prepared to succeed professionally. 

How Can You Use This Degree?

With an emphasis on cultural awareness, analytical data, and communication skills, students are prepared for careers in a wide variety of areas, including:  

  • Health care fields 
  • Social work 
  • Counseling 
  • Law enforcement 
  • Public policy 
  • Law 
  • Nonprofit work 
  • Business 
  • Data Analytics 
  • Human resources 
  • Ministry 

Highlighted Courses

  • Social Problems (SOC 150) 
  • Crime and Deviance (SOC 230) 
  • Medical Sociology (SOC 330) 
  • Sport Sociology (KIN 310) 

Student Highlights

“My experience at Queens enriched my life personally and professionally. My professors supported every curiosity I had and encouraged my research as a double major in Sociology and Political Science. My life changed forever due to the Queens community. Being a Royal is one of my proudest accomplishments.”

– Colette Brooke ’19, Process Excellence Manager at McGrath RentCorp

Program Contact

Maggie Commins, Ph.D.

Shelton Professor of Political Science 
Chair, Department of Political Science, International Studies & Sociology

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