Social forces shape everything around you. As a Sociology major or minor, you’ll examine the power of social structure and interaction as a shaping force of individuals, groups, and society.

You’ll analyze social structures and processes to develop a greater understanding of social change and global and local diversity. Your course topics will include:

  • Inequality in race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality
  • Power
  • Religion
  • Culture
  • Deviance
  • Discrimination
  • Family

You’re also encouraged to participate in independent research and study abroad. Past students have studied race in Sweden; examined job expectations of nannies on Craigslist; and conducted research on Chinatown in Buenos Aires.

As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for graduate study and careers in fields such as law, human services, education, business, and public policy.