The Department of Sociology has over 1300 undergraduates in its program - one of the largest programs in the country. The department is a leader in the study of social interaction processes and as a center for research on public policy and social change. The department is well known for its diversity of perspectives, support for emerging areas of study, and innovative approaches to the discipline. Faculty and students study topics ranging from the effectiveness of housing policies, to the social consequences of AIDS, to the effect of the internet on society. They explore economic factors in urbanization, the structure and dynamics of the Chicano family, and the history and politics in Third World countries.
The requirements of the sociology major are designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theory and methodology of the discipline. The sociology major grounds students in the theory and methods of the field, while allowing them to explore their unique interests. In addition to providing a core foundation of a liberal arts education, the major can serve as preparation for careers in such fields as law, management, urban and environmental planning, corrections, journalism, education, social work, and other service professions.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SOCIOLOGY MAJORS
Undergraduate Advising Office
Assistance is available for changing majors, getting a progress check, enrollment procedures, course substitutions, studying abroad, and career counseling.
3119 Social Science & Media Studies Building
9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00