College of Liberal Arts

Curricula in Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society. The discipline examines all aspects of human behavior and, in particular, interpersonal relationships and the development of social structures.

The Department of Sociology offers courses in such areas as the family, race and ethnic relations, demography, social stratification and inequality, social psychology, complex organizations, community, environment, criminology, the sociology of religion, global sociology and social change.

Sociological training is useful in a broad variety of occupations. Our coursework provides an understanding of the determinants of individual opinions and beliefs, organizational behavior, social trends and world events. These skills are critical to marketing, law, human resources, journalism, government and strategic management. Sociology is the best form of training for entry into the helping professions, and an outstanding generalized preparation for business and industry.