2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog


In an increasingly complex society, it is vital for students to understand how society operates and to recognize the social connections between daily lives and experiences and larger societal forces. The Sociology department curriculum enables students to identify, understand, and critically explore these connections. Students may draw from a broad range of topical areas including family, religion, medical sociology, deviance, gender, gerontology and social inequality.

Because students of sociology grapple with a wide variety of contemporary social issues, a Sociology major or minor will equip students with basic tools for diverse career paths including graduate school preparation, administration, community development, human services, law, criminology, health-related fields, ministry, etc. A sociology faculty advisor will work with each student to identify career interests and to make appropriate course selections.