Sociology studies the social forces and influences that structure human activity and experience. The discipline gives particular attention to configurations of groups and relationships as well as routines of everyday and organized social life. By examining, in addition, cultural values and meanings through which humans express and define themselves, sociology offers special insight of how larger social and cultural patterns infuse peoples' lives. Having as its core a comparative methodology, multi-cultural, cross-cultural and global perspectives are central. Students may major or minor in sociology.
Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.