Department of Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction at the micro, group, organizational, and global levels. Sociologists study how societies work and how people, institutions and groups behave, interact and influence one another within them.  We use various empirical methods of investigation and critical analysis. Sociology is a broad discipline and sociologists study subjects like health, mental health, the economy, the military, education, the criminal justice system, race relations, gender, aging/gerontology, the family, social issues, demography, sexuality, social policy, global issues, etc. The Sociology Department offers both graduate (M.A.) and undergraduate programs of study. Our online BA program is ranked #3 in the nation for its affordability!