College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Location: McCord, 205
Sociology is the study of society in all of its forms from the interaction of individuals to large organizations. The sociology major emphasizes the theoretical and applied aspects of the field of sociology. Applied Sociology is the use of sociological theory and methods to analyze and solve personal, social, structural, and societal problems and issues that exist in our everyday social world. Students majoring in sociology will be able to apply their sociological perspective to a wide variety of jobs in such sectors as business, the health professions, the criminal justice system, social services, and government. Since the discipline involves investigative skills and working with diverse groups, sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, education, politics, public relations, business, or public administration. As a strong liberal arts major, sociology provides preparation for future graduate work in the discipline ranging from the M.A. to Ph.D. in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist. A minor is required. Courses cannot be counted in both the major and minor. A departmental exit exam is required the last semester before graduation.