Sociology is the study of human interactions, relationships, and society. Sociology majors are people-watchers with a purpose: that of learning about human behavior in order to better help others.
Here’s what makes the Mount’s Sociology major unique:
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Learn more about Sociology major academic requirements and courses here.
You’ll begin your Sociology major with Introduction to Sociology, giving you the foundation for what you’ll need to study in this field. After that, you’ll venture into higher level courses such as Social Class Power & Inequality; Race, Gender, and Society; Poverty in the U.S.; Community Action; and more. Finally, you’ll conclude your time in the major with a capstone research project on a subject of your choosing.
Outside of the classroom, you’ll find that you won’t have to wait until Commencement to start helping others. You’ll do that right away, whether through a research project or hands-on lesson for class or by joining one of our volunteer-based clubs like Aging United or Habitat for Humanity.
For even more preparation for your career, consider an internship! Sociology majors can work with our Career Center to help find an internship that fits your future.
After graduation, our Sociology majors are prepared for graduate school for further studies in an area of their choice, including counseling/mental health, social work, criminal justice, human resources and more.
Here’s how some of our Sociology alumni are using their degrees: