Department Of Sociology


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The Department of Sociology offers courses that examine the various forms and patterns of human organization, behavior, and interaction across different historical social systems and from micro to macro, local to global perspectives. This broad approach is tempered by the different interests and viewpoints of individual faculty, providing students with the goal to better understand the society in which we live.

The sociology major at SVSU requires the completion of 34 credits in sociology. The program offers two tracks of concentration:

  • diversity track
  • applied track

Students are encouraged to select either track.  Sociology is also recommended as a second major (double major) for students in many academic disciplines.  

Students planning to major in sociology must confer with a member of the sociology faculty to plan a program suitable to their individual goals and to arrange the completion of coursework in the proper sequence .

A major in Sociology is appropriate for pursuing careers in governmental and social service agencies, community and recreation work, social research and for pre-professional programs in law and journalism. The skills gained in the program prepare graduates for key positions in cultural and civic leadership.