What is Sociology at WVU like?
Sociology opens up your mind to see the hidden structures of social power that affect our everyday life, and the major events that are happening around the world. These structures are always changing, so sociology majors must have critical reasoning skills and the intellectual flexibility to communicate around these fluctuations in social behavior.
You can use this degree to improve the quality of life for people everywhere. As a sociology major, you will understand the essentials of human behavior. You will explore social processes that operate in the communities, businesses and groups we encounter every day. You will examine social problems and analyze solutions.
You will learn the methods of social science as well as the specialized knowledge and insights of discipline while selecting from specialized subject areas: racial and ethnic relations, sex and gender, social class and poverty, families and relationships, social psychology and media, health and health care and urban and rural sociology.
Sociology graduates pursue advanced social sciences degrees and have careers in medicine, law, psychology, crisis counseling, education administration, community planning, public health and more.
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