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 theories, concepts, and social trends.
  • Locate, organize, and evaluate sociological information.
  • Think critically about and explain the social world using sociological perspectives.
  • Conduct evidence-based analysis using appropriate methods and statistics.
  • Use sociological knowledge and skills to engage with and improve a diverse world.