The Sociology major is a practice-oriented degree designed to prepare students to work in the helping professions or to go on to graduate school. The sociology courses are combined with psychology and human service courses to give the student a broader base of study and application. In addition to classroom study, students spend two semesters in field experiences to better prepare them for the workplace and to help them begin networking with other professionals in the helping field. This also serves as an experience base for graduate school.

The Sociology major offers a broad range of options.There are three areas of emphasis within the degree:

  • Area I – Trains students for general careers working with people and for graduate training
  • Area II – Teaches students to work with families, family intervention and counseling for all age groups
  • Area III – Trains students to work for social service agencies

These areas allow flexibility so students may focus on a special area of interest.

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