Sociology is the study of human social behavior, groups, and how environments influence behavior. Sociologists focus on the origins, organization, institutions and developments of society. Students may take courses to prepare for a sociology major or to fulfill general education requirements.
Career options include social work, human services, law enforcement, legal professions, business, and teaching.
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Academic Programs in Sociology
The academic maps will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
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