SOCIOLOGY is the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies. Available as a major or minor program of study.

Careers Made Easy

Sociology is not only interesting (we have non-majors tell us that our classes are among their favorites) but is considered by employers to be a great background. Some majors continue to study and teach sociology. Others enter law, social work or teaching.

Human resource departments are particularly interested in hiring sociology students. They know that sociologists understand broad trends in real human lives and translate them into good local practice.

The sociology student club runs a career night every year where alumni return to share about their careers. Current students ask questions and get great tips.

Imagine Studying…

a critical analysis of the causes and consequences of the recent growth in the prison-industrial complex in the United States in “Engendering Prison.”


I learned to look beyond stereotypes of crime and criminals and to look more closely at the structural factors that cause or at least correlate with criminal activity. ”
Maeve Olney C’13
My Favorite Course: Criminology