The study of sociology can help students better understand the diverse world around them. Topics that are discussed in sociology classes include mass shootings, wealth and poverty, the impact of culture in our daily lives, domestic violence, educational success, and bureaucracy. Students majoring in sociology will find a variety of occupations for which they are prepared, including management, research, and social services.
Thirty hours of sociology courses are required, including 18 required semester hours and 12 elective hours in sociology.
The unique combination of societal understanding, communication, and analytical skills make the sociology graduate marketable across many industries and types of work. Some common industries are Human Services, Marketing/Public Relations, Management/Human Resources, Fundraising/Project Research, and Health Care. For further employment opportunities, see https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/sociologists.htm
Two of the main professional orgnizations to which sociologists belong are the Amercian Sociological Association (ASA) and the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS).