Observe your world in a whole new way!
Sociology provides you with new perspectives on the social world around you. Ever wondered why teenagers rebel against their parents, why different ethnic groups sometimes live in different parts of town, or why divorce rates have increased over time? Sociologists investigate these issues and many others, including gender relations, racial and ethnic identity, changing definitions of deviance and crime, poverty and class inequality, human sexuality, and urban life.
The minor in sociology helps prepare students for a range of career opportunities that value skills such as cross-cultural understanding, statistical methods, knowledge of common sources of racial and gender conflict in the workplace, and analysis of real-world social problems such as poverty and family instability. The minor also provides an excellent background for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in sociology.