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Majors & Programs

The sociology major offers a balanced program of study for students interested in pursuing graduate study or in the practical application of sociology. The curriculum is designed to expose the student to the scope and methods of sociology and to provide a broad educational background for understanding the structure and functioning of modern society.

The department also offers an alternate program of study for students interested in pursuing a career in the social sciences area and for those interested in enrolling in an M.S.W. graduate program.

As an adjunct to the curriculum, there are two student organizations for sociology majors. The Sociology Club has a varied program of social, community service and academically oriented activities. In addition to general sociology majors, students in human services and students in social services actively participate in the club. A chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology honor society, is open to junior sociology majors with a 3.5 grade point average and to seniors and graduate students with a 3.0 grade point average.

Special Features

  • Personalized advising and instruction

  • Outstanding faculty

  • Recognized scholars

  • Experienced, practiced professionals

  • Independent study available

  • Internship program provides real-life experience

  • Special topic senior seminars

  • Student organizations

  • The Sociology Club offers social, community service and academic activities

  • Alpha Kappa Delta chapter, the national sociology honor society

  • Social service program of study available within the degree

  • Minors available

  • Certificate programs: Gerontology, Social services