Sociology focuses on exploring and understanding human attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Using the scientific method, sociologists study patterns of social relations, social inequality, and social interaction. The substantive areas of interest to sociologists include family, gender, religion, crime and deviance, education, race, ethnicity, culture, globalization, and politics among others. As a sociology major, you will learn to do the following:

  • Describe major sociological concepts, trends, and theories.  (Know about sociology)
  • Locate, organize, and evaluate sociological information. (Know how to explore social issues)
  • Explain the social world from different sociological perspectives. (Think and communicate like a sociologist)
  • Conduct evidence-based analysis using appropriate methodology and statistics. (Do sociology)
  • Apply sociological knowledge in addressing social issues and making ethical decisions. (Use sociology in positive ways)