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About the Major

Sociology majors study social life and the causes and consequences of human behavior. Students learn various research methods to examine and analyze the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, as well as how people interact within these contexts. Sociology majors gain skills on how to identify and solve problems, how to conduct research, how to relate to others, and how to write effectively. The unique perspective of sociology leads many students to pursue double majors in English, Political Science, Anthropology, Biology, History, Family, Youth and Community Sciences, and Journalism.

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Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Intelligence Researcher
  • Investigator
  • Market Researcher
  • Research Director
  • Social Ecologist
  • Social Pathologist
  • Social Science Researcher
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Urban Planner
  • Arbitrator
  • Caseworker
  • Clinical Sociologist
  • Community Health Educator
  • Community Service Manager
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Demographer
  • Educator
  • Family Services Social Worker
  • Human Resources Specialist
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Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • Internships in a variety of local or state-wide organizations, including private law firms, public defender and state attorney’s offices; educational settings; health-related settings, including Hospitals and local care providers; and various community social service organizations.
  • Research: Opportunities to conduct independent research through senior thesis projects and/or working on research teams with Sociology faculty using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Study Abroad: Overseas studies programs in Australia, France, England, Brazil, Greece and Spain.
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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