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.
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
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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.
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.