Sociology

Sociology at its core is the study of human behavior in larger group settings. With a focus on social change and organizations, Webster's Sociology students develop 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.

Alumni Success:

  • 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

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