Welcome to Sociology. This is a great major which may impact your career choice and more importantly your perceptions of the world, ability to think critically and your appreciation of those different from you.
Why do Students major in Sociology? According the American Sociological Association study students say they major in society for a variety of reasons.
Quotes from sociology majors stating why they chose to major in sociology.
|The following are all skills that sociology majors can list on their resumes as major skill sets. |
Conduct Research and Analyze Data: Learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This will allow you to recognize trends and patterns and produce social statistics such as those used in market research, opinion polling, sales, and countless other applications.
Communicate Skillfully: Learn how to convey your ideas effectively in writing and presentations
Practice Critical Thinking: Learn to look beyond the surface of issues to discover the"why". Build your analytical skills. Solve problems and identify opportunities .
Gain a Global Perspective: Learn about different cultures and how to analyze the interactions of groups and societies through a global and historical perspective.
Prepare for Graduate School : An undergraduate major in sociology provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in a wide range of fields including law, business, social work, medicine, public health, public administration and, of course, sociology
Social Services/Public Services
Social Science Researcher
| A Long Line of Great Minds |
There are thousands of accomplished people with B.A. M.A. and PhD degrees in sociology who are not necessarily Sociologists with a capital "S" Below is a list of just a few, found by Peter Dreier, Occidental College, for his commencement address to the 2001 department of sociology graduating class of the University of Oregon.
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The content from this page is an excerpt from the brochure "Sociology a 21st Century Major".