"If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home, its sociology"
--James Reston (Scottish Journalist 1909-1995)
What do Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Michelle Obama, Robin Williams (the comedian)and Maxine Waters (Congresswoman from LA) all have in common? They all majored in sociology!
Sociology is a versatile major that complements other fields of study and is therefore easily combined with other majors or with obtaining teacher licensure. Students often combine majors in sociology with many other fields. Sociology is the scientific and systematic study of society. Do you want to understand more about human diversity, gender issues, the ways that organizations are structured or how our economic or political institutions operate in our society? This major will meet those needs.
With a major in sociology, students prepare for career flexibility and graduate or professional school success. Sociologists recognize and analyze social issues, and work with others to lessen the impact of social problems. They apply theory and research to the complex social world, and seek lessons for policy and possibilities for social justice.
Also offered in conjunction with the sociology department are minors in sociology and crime and justice
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