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Sociology is the scientific study of society and social relations. Using cutting-edge quantitative and qualitiatve research methods, sociologists seek to systematically understand social interaction, social organization, social institutions, and social change. Major questions sociologists address include:
The sociology major is uniquely suited to provide students with the critical thinking and practical research skills necessary to answer questions and discover solutions in an increasingly complex world. Sociology is a useful field of study for anyone whose work focuses on human social behavior, whether that work is in sales, politics, law, management, criminal justice, medicine, education, advertising, finance, journalism, research, or social welfare.