Sociology is the analytical study of human groups and societies -- how they develop, how they are structured, and how they function.
Sociology lays a foundation for a variety of future careers by teaching students how to apply specific skills in a defined area of knowledge.
Change of Major
Our form to make sociology your major.
Requirements for the Major
Requirements for the baccalaureate degree with a major in sociology.
Unfortunately, there is no minor in sociology
Prerequisites for Classes
All upper division classes have one or more prerequisite classes that must be taken first.
Areas of Concentration
The department offers ten areas of concentration for students who wish to focus on a specific sociological field of study.
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Students work closely with faculty members and fellow honors students on a year-long project of their own design and write an honors thesis.
Alpha Kappa Delta
The international sociology honors society
Career Options in Sociology
There are many areas of employment for which a background in sociology is useful and practical.
The Peer Advising Office is staffed by sociology undergraduates who have been trained to advise students on both sociology and university requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the questions that are most often asked of department office staff and faculty.