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What is sociology?

Studying sociology helps you see the world through different perspectives and develop a global, multi-cultural understanding. Here, you gain the tools for contributing productively and living in a changing world.

Why sociology at OSU?

Within the Department of Sociology, emphases in Applied Sociology and Anthropology are also offered. The department’s Applied Sociology emphasis provides opportunities for real-world employment experiences. You will develop strong critical-thinking skills, ethical judgment, and the ability to work in diverse teams. The Anthropology emphasis provides opportunities for students interested in exploring options and further pursuing studies in Anthropology and Archeology. 

Career paths

Sociology majors are competitive for any career path involving creativity, critical thinking, analytic problem-solving, multicultural and global understanding, and verbal and written communication skills. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

 

3+3Law option

For early admission. Graduate law school in 6 years.

Highlights

Studying sociology helps you see the whole world through the perspective of different cultures and develop a global, multi-cultural understanding. Within the Department of Sociology, an emphasis in Anthropology is also offered. The department’s Applied Sociology emphasis provides opportunities for real-world employment experiences. Sociology gives you both the tools to live in a changing world and the opportunity to change the world you live in. You learn and develop strong critical-thinking communication skills, ethical judgment, the ability to work in diverse teams, and openness to continuous learning - all necessary skills to be successful in the fast changing job markets. 

Courses to expect for this major include Social Problems, Social Psychology, Sociology of Aging, and Gender and Work.

Opportunities

  • Many opportunities within law, crime and social justice including courses in Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Advanced Forensics and Courts and Judicial Process
  • Many students interested in social services pursue this program and take courses like Sociology of Health and Illness, American Marriage, Family and Male-Female Relationships, Social Psychology, and Race and Ethnic Relations.

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