Why Study Sociology?
Major/Minor | Social Science | CAS
A social science concerned with the study of social life and the causes and consequences of human behavior, sociology combines concepts and theoretical frameworks with research and statistics to provide tools to investigate various aspects of society. As a sociology major, you’ll develop sought-after skills to prepare you for graduate school or roles in a diverse range of fields, including advocacy, social science research, management, public relations and more.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Apply evidence-based knowledge to real-world situations.
- Understand the complexities of social life, both domestically and globally, and diversity and its relationship to social status and power.
- Cultivate a working knowledge of appropriate methods for analyzing social life and conduct research based on these methods.
- Explain and understand classes of social behavior and the connections among them.
- Nurture problem solving, quantitative reasoning, communication, teamwork, team building and critical thinking skills, along with global and ethical awareness.
Types of Courses
- Deviant Behavior
- Faces of Culture
- Global Perspectives on Health and Disease
- Power and Inequality
- Social Problems
- Social Psychology
- Social Statistics
- Sociology of Sport and Leisure
- Sociology Through Film
- Non-Profit or Educational Administrator or Manager
- Marketing or Social Science Researcher
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