Department of Sociology

Mission Statement

The Sociology Department Mission Statement

The department equips students with:

    • an overview of the field of sociology and its everyday, community, and professional uses.
    • an appreciation and understanding of the scientific method.
    • the skills used for the collection and analysis of social data.
    • the skills to think analytically and critically about society as well as participate in the development of creative solutions to social problems.
    • a sociological understanding of how social structures impact individuals and are in turn shaped by individuals.
    • an appreciation of the diversity of societies and cultures around the world and in the United States.
    • training for careers and/or postgraduate educational opportunities in a wide variety of fields (sociology, social work, education, health, counseling, public service, law, business, public health) that require an understanding of the workings of society.

Last modified: Feb 22, 2016

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