Human beings are social animals. As a student of sociology, you will study what influences what people think, say, and do and how they are influenced by others. In sociology, you will study the patterns of interaction between people in all sorts of settings: at work, at play, at home, and more. You will 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.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: problem solving, critical thinking, communicating, and researching (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).