The minor in sociology studies social interaction, collective behavior, and the ways people construct their society. Sociology also examines the structural causes of social problems and social welfare studies social interaction, collective behavior and the ways people together construct their society. It is an exciting way of looking at our lives and the world around us. A degree in sociology gives students the tools to critically examine culture, the environment, social class, race and ethnic relations, the global community, and the criminal justice system. This degree will give students the research and writing schools that are necessary to either pursue graduate work or to work in the community.
Students who are interested in people, in working with people, in understanding the ways our social institutions, such as work, education, and family help to shape us. Our students gain analytical and research skills, a deeper appreciation for identity and diversity, a comprehension of world events and an ability to read media critically, and an awareness of themselves as responsible citizens.