Sociology Students in lecture

Gain a new perspective

Learn how social factors impact our lives and shape people's choices

Sociology: Interdisciplinary Programs

Offered by: Nonprofit Management, Empowerment and Diversity Studies

Race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class impact every area of our lives. At SRU, you'll experience a curriculum that reflects the broad scope of the field and develop evaluation techniques, communications skills and problem solving skills that will give you a competitive edge as you enter the workforce.

SRU offers both a major and a minor in Sociology.

Why Choose Sociology?

With a solid understanding of the principles of sociology, you will have the tools with which to understand the causes and consequences of social interactions and social change. Our faculty and curriculum are focused on bringing concepts into practical applications and everyday situations. With the knowledge you'll gain through your coursework, you'll find yourself find yourself in a position to effect change in the context of your job, your family, or any other area.

What Will You Learn?

You will gain an understanding of how individual behavior is affected by social interaction, organizations, and societies. You will learn about:

  • Basic theory and principles of sociology
  • Principles of urban sociology
  • The effects of race and ethnic diversity in society
  • Statistics for the social sciences
  • The effects of growing population on society
  • How cultural norms, values, and beliefs shape peoples' choices

Careers In Sociology

The position "Sociologist" does not appear much in job searches. However, many employers consider a background in sociology to be extremely beneficial. Sociology graduates can find variety of opportunities in business and the human services.

They work in federal, state, and local agencies dealing with criminal justice, education, transportation, and health and human services. They also work in business and industry in such areas as personnel, marketing and product testing, and development.

At SRU, the sociology program curriculum prepares its graduates to enter into the market in various capacities, or pursue their education at graduate levels. More specifically, an emphasis in sociology will prepare you for jobs in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Politics
  • Public Relations
  • Senior Services
  • Youth Services

Clubs & Organizations

Sociology and Anthropology Society