Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. You will study the effect of social forces on people's attitudes and behavior and learn how attitudes and behaviors differ across time and social groups, from small primitive societies to large, complex, modern organizations. This major includes study of topics such as social theory, dynamics of social change, family structures, demography and population studies, and the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.
- A bachelor's degree may be adequate for some work in government, business, or social services.
- A graduate degree is usually required for work as a sociologist doing research, or teaching in college.
- Graduates with a degree in sociology may find opportunities in law, politics, counseling, labor relations, and anthropology.