Students develop that focus through their coursework, taking courses in diverse areas such as social inequality, family and gender, organizations, environmental sociology, race and ethnicity and globalization. Students refine their interests during the senior seminar and through their completion of a senior thesis or capstone project. The concentration also allows students to pursue the Engaged Scholars Program (ESP). ESP is for students with an interest in making deeper connections between their concentration and long-term community-engaged activities such as internships, public service, and many other possible forms of community involvement.
The concentration in Sociology (leading to a Bachelor of Arts) provides a foundation in sociological theory and methods and the opportunity to cultivate more specialized knowledge in the discipline's substantive interests.
Students in this concentration will:
- Apply sociological theories, concepts, and research techniques to real-world problems
- Learn to calculate, interpret, and communicate data and statistics
- Develop analytical knowledge of major social and political issues
- Construct an individualized program of study
- Conduct a capstone project in their senior year
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Sociology concentrators have gone on to pursue a range of careers, including as academic sociologists, television producers, stock traders, social workers, attorneys, work in non-governmental organizations, and as organizational researchers.
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