sociology class

Sociology Major

Sociology is the study of human behavior and group life. As a science, it examines how human experience is shaped by social forces. Sociologists use both quantitative and qualitative methods of social research in an effort to understand, generalize, and predict human behavior within society. Our Sociology major is designed to provide you with preparation for pursuing graduate study and/or entry into vocations where sociological training is desirable.

Careers in Sociology

Career opportunities in sociology lie in various fields including service delivery; planning and management; and working directly with individuals, families, groups and communities.

Careers include:

  • Health Care
  • Business Consultation
  • Local, State and Federal Government Employment
  • Gerontology
  • Child Welfare
  • Evaluation Research

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.



The Sociology Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a 3-credit elective educational experience designed to build career-related skills and competencies, enhance professional preparation for future employment, and expand postsecondary and/or employment opportunities. Learn more about Sociology internships at York College, one of the best colleges for sociology.


Sociology faculty invite students to collaborate on research projects and welcome initiated collaborations. Learn more about Sociology research.

Faculty Spotlight

Laura Steck, Ph.D., is the coordinator for Sociology.

Learn more about Professor Steck's background.