The type of job you hold, the amount and type of education you receive, when and whom you marry, how you raise your children and even your religious and political beliefs are all influenced by social forces beyond your control. A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Idaho encourages you to examine how these social forces influence all aspects of your life. You’ll form an enhanced sociological perspective, strong analytical skills and a rich liberal arts foundation.
As a sociology major, you’ll explore topics such as race, social class, gender, globalization, the environment and social change, and you’ll examine how these subjects and others affect social relationships, culture and the nature of society. The program aims to help you develop a “sociological imagination,” or the ability to understand how your experiences, behaviors and opportunities are linked to social forces beyond your control. You’ll also receive training in statistics, research methods and report writing, all of which are valuable tools for a professional career in the field.
There are three emphasis areas in the Sociology major including:
- Criminology emphasis
- General Sociology emphasis
- Inequalities and Globalization emphasis