Sociology is the systematic and scientific study of social life, social change and social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists look beyond individual and unique events and investigate human interaction within larger structures of groups, organizations and societies. Systemic issues of gender, family, race/ethnicity, crime, religion and social class/inequality represent the wide range of study. These courses contribute to students' ability to think critically and act responsibly in a complex and rapidly changing world and provide students with the tools to examine the social and cultural dimensions of mass society and analyze social justice issues.
Sociology courses are offered though the Department of Psychology and Sociology.