Sociology Major

Do you want to understand how we function as a society and in relation to each other to help make the world a better place?

At a glance

The challenges facing our world today are increasingly global. Sociology offers the critical thinking, analytical, research, and communication skills sought by employers looking for people who can successfully navigate complex situations, work in teams, and make solid professional contributions to effective solutions. The unique mentoring program models how to transfer your sociological skills to meaningful employment after graduation.

Degree typeBachelor of Arts
FormatOn campus and online
Part ofCollege of Liberal Arts
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Examine crime, victimization, and justice to understand the social aspects and impacts of crime — especially as they relate to social inequalities — as well as the role of research in creating effective policy.

Environmental Sociology

Develop tools to better understand how individuals, communities, and nations affect natural resources, and create systems-based solutions to vital social and environmental problems.

General Sociology

Explore a diverse array of topics such as dynamics of social inequalities, race, gender, capitalism, environmental justice, deviance, and the criminal justice system.

Some Career Options

You’ll graduate with many opportunities to pursue broad and diverse careers that appeal to you including business, nonprofit and government program management, public safety and the justice system, social services, policy direction, research, teaching and beyond. Sociological skills you’ll take with you include critical thinking and problem solving, verbal and written communication, global context, inclusive teamwork, and research design, statistics, and interviewing –- all of which serve you well in a wide variety of jobs.

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

College of Liberal Arts recruiter at or (970) 821-5276 (Text friendly. Please include your/the student’s full name in the message.)

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Want a more in-depth look at this major? Take a look at the program website to learn more.