Sociology is the scientific study of society. The unique insight of sociology is that people are who they are largely because of their social experiences and interactions with others. "The sociological imagination" is the ability to understand the relationship between the individual experience and the broader social context. In addition to studying various aspects of social behavior, sociology studies the nature and causes of social problems such as crime, marital instability, poverty, and racism. The challenge facing sociologists is to apply their knowledge in ever more constructive ways for the improvement of society.
Students intending to minor in sociology should consult with the department chairperson to plan their programs of courses.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".