Department ofSociology

Why Study Sociology?

Sociologists study social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure and development of individuals, communities, organizations and societies. Few disciplines have such broad scope and relevance.

As a student of sociology, you will move beyond the world that is taken for granted. Sociology provides students with distinctive ways of looking at the world in order to generate new ideas and assess the old. Coursework includes analysis of crime, deviance, family and gender issues, race/ethnicity, social class, social problems and inequality. In addition, sociology provides training in a range of research techniques which can be applied to many areas of social life and policy.

Want to know more about how sociology can prepare you for a career and for graduate school?