Sociology focuses on the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. It addresses the most challenging issues of our times, and in order to provide both explanations of the present conditions and suggestions for the future, it requires familiarity with all other social sciences, including history, political science, economics, anthropology and psychology.

It is a recommended major for students interested in employment in social services, health services, community work, corrections, international business, advertising, marketing and various types of applied research, or teaching — in elementary and secondary schools (with appropriate certification), and in colleges and universities, after completion of master's and doctoral degrees.

The program is flexible enough to meet individual student interests; it offers professional internships and blends well with majors or minors in criminal justice or psychology.