Why Sociology?

Reasons to be a Sociology Major

Learn and hang out with great people. We’re an energetic, socially conscious, real-world focused group.

We discuss pressing issues in society and examine everything social (nothing is too sacred, nothing is too profane, nothing is too mundane).

Gain skills to understand social interaction and the effects of society on individuals—apply knowledge to small groups and large social institutions (e.g., education, military, law, and religion).

Develop analytic tools to understand the world around you. It doesn’t hurt that these same skills are in high demand by employers!

Theoretical analysis

Qualitative analysis

Quantitative analysis

Course offerings

The diversity of topics allows you to create a rich and unique program of study. Courses include:

Self & Society

Sociology of the Family

Sociology of Gender

Social Inequalities


City and Suburb

Global Health Disparities

Social Theory


Sociology of Gangs

Sociology of Religion

Variant Behavior (Deviance)

Work and Gender

Sociology of the Body

Women, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System

Sociology of Aging

Environmental Sociology

Sociology of Disabilities

Student Testimonies