The Department of Sociology and Social Work is made up of two related but distinct programs. Both disciplines are concerned with understanding contemporary social issues, policies, and solutions. Sociology emphasizes research, interpretation, and analysis; social work emphasizes intervention and practice, including monitoring and evaluation.
What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree?
The disciplines share an interest in human relationships and experience, contemporary family life and family policies, ethnic diversity and race relations, poverty and social stratification, social justice, and community organization. Both disciplines encourage hands-on learning through data collection and analysis, field placements, internships, and service-learning projects.
Students may major or minor in either sociology or social work, or complete a double major in sociology and social work. Social work majors are encouraged to minor in sociology.
For more information about each program, please click on the links to the left.