Sociology is a major within the Justice Studies Department. Students explore the social dimensions of race and gender inequality, migration, poverty, the impact of globalization society, and cultural and religious influences on economic, political, and social issues. The major encourages students to engage in the scientific study of social life by employing quantitative and qualitative social science approaches to solve questions about society. Department faculty research and teach important societal concerns, such as immigration, inequality, globalization, and gender.
Sociology graduates are admitted to graduate and professional schools and take jobs in fields involving advocacy, client services, and social activism. Sociology majors are increasingly in demand as corporations and governments want graduates with the conceptual and/or statistical tools to make sense of rapid social changes.