Sociology Students around a picnic table

The B.A. in Sociology gives students the skills to study the way humans interact with others from a historical and modern contexts.

Sociology undertakes a study of the complex ways in which humans interact with each other in large and small groups. We do so using something called the sociological lens – a technique that allows us to uncover the hidden social factors that influence behavior.

Sociology’s Professional strengths include developing an improved capacity to learn new information, improving writing and speaking skills, and becoming more statistically literate. These skills are in high demand across all fields including law, medicine, law enforcement, human resources, education, non-profit organizations, government jobs, data analysis, and political organizing.

Some Sociology majors also attend graduate school, and may find themselves working as analysts or researchers for public or private firms, and/or earning a doctorate and entering the professoriate, where opportunities for teaching, research, and interdisciplinary collaboration are numerous.

For more information on the courses in this program, visit the course catalog.