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Sociology is the study of human society and social behavior. Its subject matter is diverse and varied, ranging from the study of groups as small as a family to groups as large as a corporation or mob. More specifically, sociology studies various aspects of society, including crime, religion, race, gender, aging, and medicine.


Course Requirements & Outcomes

Sociology is a popular major for students planning careers in areas such as government, education, social service, criminal justice, research, aging services, and many more. Many sociology majors go to graduate school in areas such as law, psychology, public administration, social work, and business, in addition to advanced study in sociology.

The sociology major at Avila prepares the student to analyze social groups and to understand how the roles people play and how interpersonal relationships affect our society. 



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