Sociology majors study human social behavior in all its forms. Over the course of its 200-year history, sociologists have studied a broad range of social phenomena ranging from the dynamics of interpersonal interaction and relationships, to the composition and global interrelationships of the world's societies. In short, sociologists have contributed to our understanding of social beings from the smallest encounters to the largest units of society and culture. The research interests of the sociology faculty include social stratification, criminology, alienation, gender roles, sociology of education, sociology of religion, and family structure and functioning.
Graduating with a major in sociology provides students with a broad liberal arts background and a specialized understanding of human social behavior. Sociology majors are well prepared to enter many rewarding positions in the work force right out of college or after further graduate training in law, business, community planning, politics, or other disciplines.