Why major in sociology?

Sociology appeals to both a careerist and an idealist, providing intriguing course content and intellectual development while offering diverse career options.

As a sociologist, you can either run the world or help change it. Among the popular career options include research and planning, agencies, government, criminal justice and advocacy.

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Sociology Undergraduate Program

Sociology is a diverse social science that brings both qualitative and quantitative ("scientific") methods to bear on understanding human and group or institutional behavior. The focus is on understanding the impact of social, cultural or interactional contexts on behavior (i.e., it's an "environmental" science that looks at how contextual factors guide or structure the choices people and groups make).

As a sociology major, you will ...

Bloomsburg Univeristy's sociology program offers majors the opportunity to look at various substantive areas in the discipline, as well as ample opportunity to explore personal interests. Faculty specialization and teaching interests include:

  • economic stratification
  • race and ethnicity
  • crime and deviance
  • family dynamics
  • the workplace
  • sports
  • community and population
  • mass media
  • environmental issues