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2013-14 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

PDF of Sociology

Sociology

Faculty

Carla Norris-Raynbird, Debra Peterson

Programs

Department of Sociology
HS 389
Phone: (218) 755-2880
Fax: (218) 755-2822

Broadly speaking, sociologists study social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology majors acquire a broad knowledge of the social structural world (i.e., social inequality, patterns of behavior, forces of social change and resistance, and how social structures work). They also develop a range of research skills, including analyzing and interpreting information, collecting and organizing detailed research notes into a logical presentation, communicating findings both orally and in writing, and using a computer for data processing and analysis.

Employers look for people with the skills and knowledge that the undergraduate sociology degree provides. Some career options for students to consider are in the areas of human services, criminal justice, education, government, social science research, environment, and business.

Career Directions

  • Business
    Human Resources -- Recruiting, Training, and Development
    Management
    Marketing
    Office Administration
    Public Relations
    Sales
  • Criminal Justice
    Corrections
    Rehabilitation
    Judiciary
    Law Enforcement
  • Education
    Research
    Teaching
  • Environment
    Advocacy Groups and Organizations
    Consulting Firms
    Environmental Periodicals
    Health Agencies
    Waste Management
  • Government
    City Planning
    Demography
    Law Enforcement
    Policy Analysis
    Program Development Human Services
    Public Administration
    Research
    Social Statistics
  • Human Services
    Administration
    Advocacy
    Case Management
    Counseling
    Mental Health Services
    Programming
  • Social Science Research
    Data Analysis
    Demography
    Information Sourcing
    Market Research
    Research
  • Also: Graduate Study

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses
Psychology
Social Research
Sociology