The major gives students the opportunity to focus on basic science yet dive deeply into public and educational policies. Gender, racial, and income inequality, as well as drug use, economic development and organizational practices are among the topics investigated.
Students develop fundamental insight and understanding of sociological issues as well as advanced research skills in quantitative and qualitative methods. The department has an excellent track record of placing majors in law and medical schools, as well as in graduate programs in sociology and allied fields. Recent sociology majors have found jobs with a wide range of employers, from those in business to education, government, law, media, public interest, and public service.
- Inequality and the Workplace
- Drugs and Society
- Evolving Families: Challenges to Family Policy
- Toleration and Fundamentalism
- Internet and Society
Students went on to...
- Study public health at Johns Hopkins University
- Become an editorial assistant at Hearst Corporation
- Study law at Wake Forest University
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