Sociology is the academic discipline focusing on the systematic study of people in interaction with one another and in organized relationships. The emphasis is on understanding how people relate to one another and why they act the way they do. Our program’s goal is to help students reach an understanding of sociology and to connect this understanding with the actual social world.
There are four bases for selecting an undergraduate major in sociology:
- It is valuable in developing a general liberal arts education that emphasizes improving the quality of life for oneself and for others
- It is valuable in education for the helping professions
- It is valuable in providing a background for persons wanting to become professional social scientists
- It provides pre-professional training for other fields