What if you could study the role of prisons in American society—alongside inmates in a prison...

Sociology is the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies.

Blissed out
Sociology 251: Happiness in Contemporary Society includes experiential happiness exercises
such as writing a gratitude letter, taking a risk and savoring what you experience.

Careers Made easy

group dynamic

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.

Successful Alumni

  • Professor of sociology
    University of North Carolina–Charlotte
  • Human resources vice president
    Aramark, Inc.
  • Assistant professor of law
    University of Maryland–Baltimore

Learn more about when you graduate

Senior Send-Off
Our active Sociology Club throws an annual year-end partyto give our graduates a group hug.

My Favorite Course

“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 on Criminology

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