The major in Sociology provides students with an understanding of human society, social relationships, and group behavior. Students majoring in Sociology learn the field's theoretical concepts, analytical skills, and research methods. Field experiences are an important feature of the major. The major in Sociology is a strong foundation for professional careers in social service and welfare agencies, geriatrics, criminal justice, or for graduate study. The Bachelor of Arts major in Sociology includes two semesters of foreign language study. Students majoring in Sociology also are required to complete a 20-credit minor in another academic field.
A minor in Sociology is available and requires 20 hours of course work.
A minor in Gender Studies is also available and requires 20 credit hours.
Congratulations to the Sociology/Criminal Justice Department, which has been chosen to receive the President’s Leadership Award from Maine Campus Compact. The department is being recognized for contributions to community service, service-learning and civic engagement.