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Sociology

University of Delaware students graduate with sociology degrees

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Sociology is the study of social organizations, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior in the modern world. The sociology major offers a liberal arts curriculum that integrates theory and methods with courses focusing on contemporary social issues and problems. Emphasis is placed on inequalities of race, class and gender; social justice; deviance and criminology; social correlates of health and wellbeing; disasters and the environment; and law and society. The major provides students with foundational skills for informed citizenship and active participation in their communities. Sociology teaches a distinctive way of looking at society and offers unique insights into social behavior through research and other opportunities for experiential learning.

 

RELATED MAJORS

Sociology Education

Criminal Justice

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Social Inequality
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Law and Society
  • Deviance and Criminology
  • Health and Health Services
  • Disasters
  • Emergency and Environmental Management

CAREER OPTIONS 

  • Social Services
  • Community Work
  • Education
  • Law
  • Health Services
  • Social Science Research
  • Business

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Sociology
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Public Administration
  • Business

What’s special about this program?

Faculty in the UD Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice have achieved national and international recognition for their published research and other scholarly activities. Faculty have won numerous teaching and advisement awards at the departmental, college and university levels. The department is affiliated with two internationally renowned research centers: the Center for Drug and Health Studies (CDHS) and the Disaster Research Center (DRC). The major provides opportunities for experiential learning including undergraduate research, study abroad and field experience in professional settings. Specialized training is currently available in three core areas: Emergency and Environmental Management, Health and Health Services and Law & Society. Students electing to pursue one of these concentrations combine advanced coursework with an internship in a professional setting.

Get Involved

Sociology and Criminal Justice Club 

Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

IAEM@UD

HenLaw Society

Internships

Undergraduate Research

Study Abroad

Sample Curriculum

SOCI201

Introduction to Sociology

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH 113 

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

 

SOCI Elective

 

 

Foreign Language Courses

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

First Year Experience

 

SOCI301

Sociological Research

 

 

SOCI Elective

 

 

University Multicultural Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

Science with Lab Breadth Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

SOCI312

Theories of Society

 

 

SOCI Electives

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

SOCI400+

Electives

 

 

Second Writing Course

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Capstone Course

 

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