The Sociology major is the study of our social world and how different groups of people shape human behavior. Students critically assess their social world and plan ways they can make an impact. Courses include important social issues such as race and gender inequality, poverty, mental health, crime, sexual identities, and issues of ageism and ableism. There are five degree options to choose from in the department: Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Social Inequality, Research Methods, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Students often gain experience through internships in human services, counseling, criminal justice, education, business (for and non-profits), research/policy, and government. Graduates have careers as research analysts, social workers, police officers, probation officers, federal law enforcement officers (FBI, ATF, DEA), counselors, educators, program coordinators, marketing/sales managers, and intelligence analysts.

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