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Sociology Undergraduate Program

Core courses for the major provide the tools to think systematically and critically about society, and to help students develop analytical, research and writing skills. The department offers an active internship program and encourages all majors to enroll in at least one internship course while in good academic standing at the University.

The department faculty seeks to develop the students' critical thinking skills based on strong arguments and data analysis. The latest sociological theories are discussed in light of an awareness that the world is constantly changing.

The department systematically cultivates students' powers of written expression to help them compose essays and research projects in which they explore and develop their ideas and analysis.

The sociology major prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities. Several of our students go on to attend graduate school every year. A major in sociology also provides a good background for careers in business, criminal justice, and in public and private agencies, organizations, or industries that do social research. Students interested in research and analysis can enhance their understanding with courses in statistics, computers, and advanced research methods.