People may complain about the stress of modern life, yet they commonly misinterpret the forces behind human behavior. Sociology gives you the tools to examine human groupings and behavior from a scientific and humanistic standpoint. While everyone may have an opinion on social issues, you'll have the research and data-driven expertise to enlighten the civic conversation.
What you'll study
Urban life. Rural families. Issues such as international healthcare inequities or the influence of technology. Social perspectives on race and gender. Follow the rise and fall of social movements and how communities attempt to solve contemporary problems. How do people group themselves, and how do those groups behave? Learn the theoretical and research approaches to sociological information, and present your own informed analysis at a professional level.
How you'll learn more
Small class sizes guarantee your close interaction with faculty members who are experts in foreign cultures, environmental issues and society, and a host of sociological issues. The diversity of NSU and the surrounding communities enrich the opportunities and offer resources for the study of sociology. Join a professor's research project, or start your own organization on a very dynamic campus.
Where it can take you
Rapidly-changing global communities need field-based professionals, scholars, and leaders who understand how to connect issues and information and support positive change. You can work as a community organizer, at a non-governmental organization or social service agency, in research or academics, or as a business consultant. Engaged and motivated students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Sociology can pursue graduate programs in a number of disciplines.
Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.