Student Learning Outcomes for Sociology:
Students will be able to:
- Design and conduct a professional-quality social research project utilizing quantitative and/or qualitative data with a variety of statistics techniques.
- Defend the value of cultural diversity in heterogeneous societies, examining aspects of their own culture to gain a clearer understanding of their own place in a global society.
- Explain the place of humankind in the continuum of nature and articulate the responsibility that this position entails.
- Articulate the relevance of their discipline by which they intend to make a meaningful contribution to self and society.
The Sociology major emphasizes conceptual and applied approaches in both disciplines so that the student is prepared for a variety of career opportunities. Students majoring in Sociology move directly into careers in business, government, criminal justice, survey and marketing research, religious settings, and in other fields in which knowledge of society and human behavior is important. Some go on to graduate school seeking higher degrees in sociology, anthropology, public health, hospital administration, social planning, social work, law, and business administration.