Knowledge & Skills Gained
Applying What You Learn
In his message to the students in the College of Arts & Sciences, Dean Boocker explains the importance of "making knowledge matter." We believe that means helping you develop useful, real-world skills alongside the sense of fulfillment and enrichment that studying Sociology can provide.
We also believe in making you aware of the knowledge and skills you're developing along the way, so that you can capitalize on your strengths in the marketplace, graduate school and in life.
Knowledge & Skills Gained as a Sociology Major:
- Learn how to ask questions, develop explanations, and analyze data from a sociological and anthropological perspective
- Learn to use your “sociological imagination” as you come to understand the world and your place in it
- Coursework on topics such as: families, racial and ethnic identity, organizations, work, social inequality, sex and gender, sexuality, the welfare system, health and medicine, human rights, social movements and social justice.
- How to interpret and analyze data
- Ability to design and conduct a research project
- Written communication and presentation skills
- Solving problems and identifying solutions
- Navigating issues of global diversity