Sociology

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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. Below is a listing of our courses organized by our Thematic Areas. 

Highly employable with a sociology degree

A degree 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 degree 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

Careers with a Sociology degree

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!