Sociology Overview

The discipline of Sociology focuses on understanding how society and culture act as social contexts shaping human identity, understanding, and relationships. Studying sociology develops one’s capacity to think critically about the social embeddedness of one’s own and other’s behavior. 

Additionally, as a social science, sociology explicitly attends to the scientific analysis of the social causes and consequences of social inequality and other major social justice issues. Sociological course work is valuable whatever field of endeavor one pursues, but it is particularly useful to those seeking advanced study in the social sciences, social work, public health, criminal justice, or law.