Hands-On Learning

Dr. Swart leads Sociology student discussion

Your course of study in the sociology major will be divided between required courses and electives. Our required courses are designed to cover the foundational material in sociology: an understanding of contemporary society, social theory, stratification of peoples and groups, and the techniques of social science research. Elective courses allow you to focus on key areas of specialization within the discipline and thus tailor your program of study to individual interests and/or career goals. Elective areas include:

  • Medical Sociology
  • Aging and Gerontology
  • Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Families
  • Crime/Criminology

All sociology courses are designed to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Often our elective courses enroll 15 students (or fewer), allowing for high levels of faculty-student contact and collaboration. Finally, students are encouraged to participate in a sociology practicum or internship during their course of study as an important step in career preparation.

Learn about real-world experiences through the sociology department.