Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Sociology is the scientific study of human social life, groups, and societies.  The study of Sociology gives the student an understanding and appreciation of the nature of society, social institutions, and people as social beings and creators of culture. Students in the major explore dimensions of social life and raise questions, synthesize information, analyze data, and present conclusions. Through systematic investigation and analysis, students gain knowledge and insight into the complex systems of relations constituting the modern world. Thus, students will be better prepared to make intelligent decisions in their own lives and to contribute more effectively to shaping society and the world.