Sociology examines the organization, structure, and change of societal groups. It combines rigorous methods of inquiry and analysis with a remarkable freedom of choice in research topics: mass media, the environment, racism, gender issues, class, war and peace, deviance, social control, and many more possible topics. 

The Sociology Department offers three degree programs: 


The undergraduate program in Sociology is designed to satisfy the intellectual and career interests of students who are concerned about what is happening in society and in daily personal interactions.


Combination Bachelor's and Master's in Sociology in five years. Prepares students for careers in social research, applied analysis, college-level teaching, and graduate-level study toward the Ph.D.


Combination Bachelor's in Sociology and Master's in Social Work in five years. The B.A. will be awarded with the student's undergraduate class; the Master's degree will be awarded one year later.

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