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.
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.
Sociology faculty invite students to collaborate on research projects and welcome initiated collaborations. Learn more about Sociology research.
Kelly Niles-Yokum, Ph.D. is an expert on ageism and empowerment in later life.