Western Washington University · Bellingham, Washington
What is the study of Sociology?
Sociologists examine subjects encompassing a vast array of human behavior: crime and punishment, the formation and dissolution of families, bureaucracy in organizations, conflicts between classes, and global inequalities. Sociology is distinctive in its focus on the way individuals’ lives are embedded within multiple social contexts that facilitate and constrain the range of possible actions. These contexts include generation, occupation, gender, religion, sexual orientation, family, health, nation, race, and ethnicity among many others.
Why Should I Consider this Major?
Students pursuing the B.S. in Sociology are required to complete a math-intensive course of study. They will also develop an aptitude for critical thinking and improve their writing ability. Students will obtain substantial experience with statistical computing, including programming and data analysis. Majors with a B.S. degree are well positioned to enter graduate school, to become government data analysts, or to conduct market research.
- Business Manager
- Consumer Researcher
- Human Resources Manager
- Advertising Manager
- Data Analyst
- Research Analyst
- Demographic Analyst