Human beings are social animals. As a sociology major, you'll study what influences what people think, say, and do and how they're influenced by others. In sociology, you'll study the patterns of interaction between people in all sorts of settings: at work, play, home, and more. You'll learn systematic ways to examine how humans interact with their surroundings by studying families, criminals, and other sub-populations while learning about social problems, such as crime, poverty, racial inequality, and political change. The sociology major offers a wide variety of exciting courses so you can tailor your coursework to fit your educational and career goals.
Skills and abilities this major develops: problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and research (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2018).