UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Sociology is the study of social life and social change, as well as the social causes, conditions and consequences of human behavior.
Sociologists investigate distinctive perspectives on the world, generating new ideas and critiquing old ones. Almost everything we do, from our own private reflections to international conflict, is done either directly or indirectly, through and with others. Sociologists study such areas as:
Sociologists understand social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces for social change and resistance and how social systems work. Since Sociology examines human behavior - the field of research and theory is vast and applicable to virtually any aspect of social life!
What do Sociology Majors do? Students majoring in Sociology generally follow one of three career orientations relating to their eventual career:
A student's orientation should guide his or her choice of electives in the major and the choice of a minor field, as well as consideration of an internship. These three orientations can be easily conceptualized in the form of a diagram.
A Sociology Major offers five great benefits:
A Sociology Minor combined with a major from another department can: