College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology is the study of all aspects of human social behaviors from individual behaviors to the social dynamics of small groups, institutions, and societies.
A degree in sociology pairs well with other social science majors, such as psychology and political science, sociology provides the ideal background for pursuing careers in law, medicine, business, consulting, education and more.
With a strong foundation in service-learning, students have the opportunity to work with child protective services, policing, and corrections. Students will also be encouraged to develop and present research and ideas at regional and national undergraduate sociological symposiums.
A major in Sociology opens students up to a new way of viewing, interacting and analyzing the world by focusing on the people around them through courses in:
- Social Research
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Cultural Anthropology
- and Race and Nationality
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Market Research Analyst
2018 Median Pay:$63,120 per year
Job Outlook: +20% from 2018-28
2018 Median Pay: $104,340 per year
Job Outlook: +8% from 2018-28
Economists collect and analyze data, research trends, and evaluate economic issues for resources, goods, and services.
School and Career Counselors
2018 Median Pay: $56,310 per year
Job Outlook: +8% from 2018-28
School counselors help students develop the academic and social skills needed to succeed. Career counselors help people choose a path to employment.
Paralegal and Legal Assistants
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Job Outlook: +12% from 2018-28
Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers.
Requirements for the Sociology Major:
Option 1: General Sociology Major
Complete thirty-two credits in sociology including:
Complete the following cognate course:
Option 2: Sociology Major with an emphasis in Criminology
Complete the following courses:
Complete twelve credits from the following:
Complete the following cognate courses:
Within our Sociology degree students have the follwoing emphasis options:
Every year our sociology students conduct a campus-wide survey, with subjects varying each year, based on student interest. Students also research, prepare and write papers to submit to sociology symposiums. Past topics have included marriage, family, adoption and deviance.
I call Doane my second home because of all the friends I’ve made here, the small community and the welcoming environment.
Jasmin Sandoval ’18
Biology and Psychology