Academic Advising

The major has been designed to allow each student, in consultation with an advisor, to develop an individualized program of study. The required courses ensure a solid grounding in sociological concepts, theories, and research methods.

By the time students graduate, they will:

  • Create clear, succinct analysis in writing and speaking;
  • Understand the structure and logic of the full range of the discipline;
  • Formulate critical and analytic questions about society and be able to investigate them through original research;
  • Demonstrate competence in handling databases and in using appropriate technical tools;
  • Apply theory and methods in sustained independent inquiry.