Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. As a social science, Sociology combines both scientific and humanistic perspectives. Sociologists investigate diverse aspects of social life using a variety of theoretical approaches and research methods. If you enjoy learning about people, organizations, communities, how and why people live and work together in harmony or discord, or almost any other aspect of human social behavior, then sociology may be for you.
In addition to learning about social life, Sociology provides undergraduates with exceptional opportunities to learn valuable, life-long transferable skills in critical thinking, data collection, data analysis, and research communication. Sociology is a valuable liberal arts major for students planning careers in a wide variety of fields, including social research, criminology, demography, social psychology, public administration, gerontology, education, rehabilitation, social work, and market research. It also provides a useful background for those planning to enter law, business, medicine, community planning, architecture, or politics.