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The study of sociology enables one to better understand human behavior in that most human interaction is heavily influenced by the cultures and the social groups to which one belongs. The study of sociology gives students an informed perspective on America's rich diversity of cultures and a lens for understanding contemporary social and technological change.

The aim of the major in sociology is to provide students with analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and the tools for ethical decision making, as well as a broad foundation for a variety of career options, including research, marketing, sales, advertising public relations, law, civil and government service, labor and industrial relations, medicine, social service, and criminal justice.

(Revised, January 2013)