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Why Major in Sociology?

About 85% of Sociology Majors who graduated in 2015 and 2016 said that they would recommend the major to an incoming freshman.

More than anything else, graduating seniors tell us that they appreciate the major’s flexibility and the opportunity to explore topics that really matter to them. And, about 75% of recent graduates said that the major is very relevant for understanding and addressing current social issues.

Sociology majors also develop a broad knowledge of society, critical thinking skills, and the ability to evaluate and write about quantitative and qualitative evidence. Graduate programs and employers highly value these skills.

Read on for more information about how the major allows you to study the topics that interest you and prepares you for a wide range of graduate programs and careers.