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Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology


What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Its diverse subject ranges from crime to religion, from the family to the government, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture. These help us understand why cultures are relatively stable or radically changing.

Sociology takes us out of our box. It allows us to understand how we are shaped by our surrounding cultures and social structures. Once we understand this, this degree can be used to make an impact on our community.

What Can I do with a Sociology Degree?

The fast-changing labor market trend is becoming progressively global and technology driven. Graduates from the sociology program have a foundation for understanding and participating in the internationalizing world. This foundation will provide you with a wide variety of career opportunities in areas such as private, nonprofit and government-local, state and federal, sectors. Career opportunities include areas such as social services, sales and marketing and administration, as well as :

  • Domestic violence victims advocate
  • Justice and peace liaison
  • Social media/marketing analyst
  • Events and marketing coordinator
  • Executive assistant and outreach coordinator
  • Analyst

UCM’s B.S. in Sociology provides you with the concepts and skills you need to make an impact outside the classroom, including writing skills, working in a team setting, communicating to various audiences effectively, problem solving and more. You will learn about social institutions and their impact on individuals, and research and data analysis. Because our major includes no more than 36 credit hours, many students choose to double major from a variety of majors including marketing/management, nursing, criminal justice, political science, and psychology. This is an extra value on the job market, making your resume stand out from other candidates. It provides a well-rounded educational experience understanding the complexity of human behavior.

Engaged Learning Opportunities in the Major

As you complete the program, you will have numerous hands-on experiences working with community organizations and working one-on-one with faculty on research projects.

Capstone will be completed this course your senior year. During the course, you will complete research study from creating your question to presenting.

Service Learning Project is completed during the course of the program. You will work one-on-one with a community organization to learn skills and knowledge can be used for the betterment of the community.

You will also have engaged opportunities outside the classroom as well. Internship with a social service organizations in your community: nursing homes, public health, domestic violence and state government agencies.

Student Organizations provide networks you will use throughout your career. The Sociology Club provides students with an interest in sociology opportunities to:

  • Network
  • Increase their knowledge
  • Attend professional meetings

Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honor Society, is an organization focused on the professional development of both undergraduate and graduate students. Sigma Phi Omega, the National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology, recognizes the excellence and outstanding service of those who study and work in the field of gerontology.

What programs are available?

  • B.A/B.S Sociology
  • Minor Sociology
  • M.A. Sociology

Contact Us!

Dr. Mary Kelly, Professor of Sociology, serves as the undergraduate coordinator. For more information about the sociology program, please email

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"Sociology: The Smart Path to Social Action"

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