Sociology teaches you how to live in a changing world and gives you the abilities
to change it. Studying sociology helps you see the world through different perspectives to develop
a global, multicultural understanding. Here, you gain the tools for contributing productively
and living in a changing world.
Why sociology at OSU?
Sociology majors are competitive candidates in any career path involving creativity,
critical thinking, analytical problem-solving, multicultural and global understanding,
and verbal and written communication skills. You will develop strong critical-thinking
skills, ethical judgment and the ability to work on diverse teams.
With a widely applicable set of skills, our sociology graduates enjoy successful careers
in a variety of fields:
Advocate Youth Outreach
Public Health Educator
3+3Law Degree Option
Complete sociology degree (four years) and law degree (three years) in just six
The Department of Sociology at OSU offers several degree emphasis options, including
Anthropology and Applied Sociology. The latter is especially appealing for those seeking
real-world employment experience.
Courses related to law, crime and social justice, including Criminology, Juvenile
Delinquency, Advanced Forensics and Courts and Judicial Process
Social services-applicable courses, like Sociology of Health and Illness, American
Marriage, Family and Male-Female Relationships, Social Psychology, and Race and Ethnic
Other courses to expect for this major include Social Problems, Social Psychology,
Sociology of Aging and Gender and Work