Sociology/General Track, BA
Sociology/Human Services Track, BA
Sociology/Disability Services Track, BA
Social Science Education, Sociology Concentration, BSEd
Applied Social Research Track Minor
Disability Services Minor
General Sociology Minor
Human Services Minor
Child and Adult Advocacy Studies Minor
Child and Adult Advocacy Studies Certificate
Are you a “people watcher” and curious about human behavior? If you enjoy finding out how and why people do the things they do, you will enjoy sociology.
Sociologists theorize and use systematic observations and analysis to study people interacting in social groups, to make their behavior understandable. Sociologists also change the world and make a difference through sociological practice.
The Department of Sociology offers students a broad liberal arts education and encourages them to think critically about the social world. We provide excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers, in areas such as (but not limited to) human services, counseling, administration and planning, probation and corrections, community organizing, teaching, and research. The department also prepares students for graduate studies in sociology, social work, and other fields, and professional studies such as law school.
We welcome you to explore what our department has to offer!
About SociologyMore about the Department of Sociology: We offer five degree programs.
Faculty and StaffFaculty members and staff of the Department of Sociology.
Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI)MARTI is a consortium of academic and professional experts in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and related mental health issues.
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