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  • Policy Number: SP.04.035
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Harley Baker, Renny Christopher, Scott Frisch
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
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Sociology is the study of the organization, dynamics and consequences of social life. The scope of the discipline is as broad and diverse as social life itself. The Sociology major is designed to give students the ability to analyze the world around them, its people and their institutions. The program will stress interdisciplinarity and the multicultural, global perspective which is the hallmark of Channel Islands programs. Students will develop their abilities to think critically, and to use the empirical methodology of the discipline to engage in the systematic study of human social interaction and institutions. The Sociology major will prepare students for further study and for entry into a variety of professional paths.


A major in sociology can lead to career opportunities in law, management, marketing, public relations, journalism, social work, urban and environmental planning, public services, teaching, corrections, counseling, human resources, state and federal employment, and other professions. Sociology graduates are employed in both the nonprofit and profit sectors. Many business, political science, premed students, and other majors take sociology as a minor or a second major because of the applicability of sociology to their chosen professions. Graduate study can also lead to careers within the academy doing teaching and research, as well as careers doing applied research in social service, public planning, education, mental health, business, and various governmental settings.



Sociology Department






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