Sociologists seek the answers to critical questions which govern our everyday behavior and interactions with others. By studying sociology, you’ll become a critical consumer of information; you’ll carefully analyze the world in which we live, understand the diversity within cultures and be ready to actively contribute to our complex society.
The sociology major at UND is composed of a standard core in research methods, basic theory and statistical methods. You’ll also choose and develop a cognate area to complement your studies in sociology and better prepare for long-term academic and career aspirations. Some key components of the sociology curriculum include:
- Medical Sociology
- Formal organizations
Become a leader in the sociology field by creating a broad foundation of knowledge and experiences!
- Hands-on experience: Sociology students at UND are regularly encouraged to present research papers at local and regional conferences. The small class sizes (average of 30 in upper-division courses) also allows for majors to work closely with faculty on various co-op internship opportunities. Many students are also employed within the Social Science Research Institution in the Department of Sociology.
- Honor societies: The Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society is active on campus.
- International Ties: The Sociology Department at UND maintains a connection to the American College of Norway, encouraging our majors to spend time enhancing their academic studies by studying abroad.
With graduates employed everywhere from the FBI to community health centers and universities all across the country, sociology has a diverse assortment of career paths to choose from. The program develops in its students strong written and oral communication skills which are desired in many industries. Many of our graduates successfully pursue graduate degrees in sociology or related disciplines, and the major is an excellent choice for those considering professional degrees in law and medicine as well.
Those who complete the bachelor’s degree with a major in sociology may be found in positions such as:
- Corrections officer
- Environmental organizer
- Hospital administrator
- Housing coordinator
- Human resource manager
- Juvenile court worker
- Market analyst
- Rehabilitation counselor
- Technical writer
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Class of 2020
Get an introductory analysis of the nature of society, the interrelationships of its component groups and the process whereby society persists and changes.