What it's all about

Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior. It helps us understand the dynamics of society resulting from individual behaviors and choices. The field includes an examination of groups, organizations, cultures, social structures, political and religious groups, and other social institutions. Sociology can also bring together history, psychology and economics to aid in knowing more about the sources and consequences of various changes in social behavior.

The study of sociology at Baylor focuses on general sociological knowledge and the development of research skills. The undergraduate program puts a lot of focus on research. The application of social theories to various institutional areas, ranging from small groups to large organizations, is a major goal.

You might take classes such as:

  •  Introduction to Sociology
  •  Social Problems
  •  Race, Class and Gender
  •  Urban Sociology
  •  Marriage and Family

Graduates of this major go on to:

  •  attend graduate school
  •  work in government
  •  take jobs in social work