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The sociology major is concerned with the scientific study of culture, social structure, social processes, social interaction, and social change, from the largest to the smallest scale. Many courses focus on important social issues, including public health, environmental degradation, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, social class, and inequality.
A degree in sociology prepares students for a wide range of careers in educational institutions, private industry, NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) and government agencies, as well as graduate study in the discipline. For students with more specific career goals in mind, appropriate programs to meet their particular needs may be designed in consultation with the sociology faculty.
The sociological perspective can provide clarification to troubles and issues in social life and improve the quality of everyday life.
- Explain major sociological theories and research methods
- Apply statistics to analyze sociological data
- Evaluate published research in sociology
- Design a sociological plan to investigate a social issue
- Collect and analyze sociological data to investigate a social issue
- Demonstrate effective written and oral articulation of ideas in sociology