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Department of Sociology Objectives




There are two primary goals of our sociology programs: the study of general sociological knowledge and the development of research skills. The application of social theories to various institutional areas, ranging from small groups to large organizations, is a major goal. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs have a strong research emphasis that includes

  • developing research designs
  • collecting data
  • analyzing those data through student use of computer software
  • presenting research results at professional meetings

Students are prepared for a variety of post-graduate opportunities:

  • professional schools (journalism, law, medicine, ministry, social work)
  • graduate education in the social sciences (political science, psychology, sociology)
  • work in public, nonprofit and corporate sectors