The courses you will take to earn a major or minor in
sociology provide a unique foundation for a wide range of careers.
Sociology has practical applications in human services, social policy,
not-for-profit and government sectors, small businesses and large
corporations, as well as academic institutions. Sociology courses
develop a variety of analytical and problem-solving skills. Competence
in quantitative analysis and critical thinking are important
components of the sociology degree, providing skills that today's
employers are seeking. Students in sociology are critical consumers of
information. They have unique insight into human diversity and
understanding social problems, making sociology a relevant
pre-professional degree for a broad range of fields. We invite you to
explore our web pages, and contact us to schedule a visit or advising
appointment. We look forward to meeting with you and sharing our
excitement about a degree in sociology!
The Department of Sociology emphasizes the following learning objectives:
Developing a sociological perspective--recognizing the
importance of culture and social structure as fundamental social
forces that influence human behavior at the individual, group,
organizational, institutional, and societal levels. An understanding
of basic sociological constructs and theories relevant to particular
subareas of the discipline (e.g., criminology, demography, social
psychology) and the ability to apply these to various areas of social
life (e.g., family, education, government, community, business).
Understanding the diverse ways in which sociologists gather,
interpret, and evaluate data, with a particular focus on the
measurement of sociological constructs, inferring causal
relationships, generalizing from samples to populations, and
performing basic statistical analyses.
Articulating sociologically informed opinions and arguments
concerning social and behavioral phenomena, and the ability to
critically read and understand an argument and to critically evaluate
of Undergraduate Studies
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
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