Areas of Study

Thematic Clusters 

The Department of Sociology currently offers five thematic clusters to undergraduate students. Students will learn about how sociology applies to their chosen cluster theme. 

Global and Area Studies

Interested in doing global and cross-cultural research? This concentration of courses is designed for you.

Social Movements & Inequality

Causes and consequences of social inequality, along with efforts to create social change, are the bases of this concentration.

Race, Gender, & Sexuality

This concentration is for students who want to study the social construction of racial, gender-based, and sexual identities, as well as the consequences of those social constructions.

The Helping Professions

This concentration is for students seeking careers in which they can apply sociological perspectives toward solving social problems at the micro and macro levels.

Health, Environment, & Technology

Courses within this cluster provide students an in-depth knowledge of the challenges and issues of these relevant and inter-related fields.