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Life is profoundly social. Our department cultivates a critical understanding of the diversity of perspectives, social divisions, and institutions that shape societies. We provide students with a solid foundation in the theories and methods of sociology (e.g., classical and contemporary sociological theory, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies) and expose them to the study of social phenomena in the areas of crime, law, and security; knowledge, education, and digital culture; migration, borders, and transnational; and, social inequality and public policy.  The expertise of our faculty members allows students to explore a wide variety of issues, sites, and social problems in-depth.

As sociologists we study all aspects of human group life. We study the various ways that societies attempt to address all aspects of human activity and interaction.

Academic Plans

Once you meet the requirements for the plans below, you need to fill out and email a plan modification to the Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor. If you qualify for the requested plan, it will appear on your Quest account a few business days after it has been approved.

Plan checklists are available to help you keep track of your requirements.

Please see the Sociology plan requirements below.


We offer a wide variety of undergraduate Sociology courses, with topics on:

  • Children and adolescents
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Social and public policy
  • Migration
  • Terrorism
  • Ethnic and racial relations
  • Education
  • Health
  • Religion
  • Security and surveillance

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Highly Employable

A major in Sociology is for those students who want a competitive and modern degree that will make them valuable in todays changing job market. A Sociology major gives a strong foundation for a wide variety of occupations and professions, as well as for graduate school.

Sociology majors are educated and learn skills that employers are looking for such as:

  • problem solving skills
  • research skills
  • critical thinking skills
  • communications skills both written and oral
  • global awareness


Over the years, our Sociology graduates have been successful in pursuing careers in the following areas, just to name a few:

  • government departments
  • policy and research institutes
  • universities
  • legal professions
  • policing
  • non-profit organizations

You can also visit our Alumni profiles page to read more about what a degree in Sociology can do for you!