Sociology is the scientific study of human society, social forces, and social interaction. The curriculum and major requirements are designed so that students will:

  1. Acquire an understanding of the field of sociology, including the sociological perspective, sociological concepts and theories, sociological research methods;
  2. Become informed citizens, with a critical understanding of social institutions, social and economic power and inequality, major social issues, the world around them;
  3. Develop critical and analytical skills and skills for effective communication;
  4. Acquire the basic preparation for careers in research, teaching, community service, social services, criminal justice, management, government, the law, and the ministry.

The Sociology major prepares students for graduate work in sociology, social work, criminal justice or for graduate degrees in law or theology.