Sociology is, at its core, the study of human behavior in social settings. With a focus on positive social change, Webster's sociology students develop the analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating the diversity of human belief systems.
Careers in Sociology
Sociology graduates pursue a variety of post-graduate opportunities from law school or governmental professions to sociological research, business, or academic careers. Webster alumni use their education in the following areas: teaching, social service, museum studies, historical societies, nonprofit organizations, and corporate environments.
Points of Distinction
- Curriculum has a strong focus on inequality, social change, and social organizations.
- Emphasis on emerging trends in the field including informatics, environmental sociology, and social network analysis.
- Students have an opportunity to supplement coursework for the major in diverse fields such as human rights, criminology, women and gender studies, and cultural anthropology.
- Global engagement is at the center of all coursework with particular emphasis on the role globalization is playing in shaping our world.
- Numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty on ongoing projects.
- Director, Nonprofit Organization
- Probation Officer
- Data Coordinator, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Oral Historian
- Park Ranger, US Park Service
- Professor, Harvard University
- University Academic Advisor
- Police Officer
- Hospital Intake Counselor
- Loan Officer, Commerce Bank
Sociology Academic Programs
To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:
- Apply Now
- Anthropology & Sociology
- Biological Sciences
- General Studies
- History, Politics, & International Relations
- The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies
- International Languages & Cultures
- Legal Studies
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Professional Counseling
- Religious Studies
- English as a Second Language