A sociology major or minor explores complex issues from different intellectual, ethical and intercultural perspectives and hones the skills of analysis and problem solving.
If you wish to expand upon your major in sociology, the College offers you an unusually wide range of opportunities to explore a topic, issue or problem using the conceptual framework and tools of more than one academic discipline. You may wish to double major or design one in consultation with faculty advisers and the Committee on Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors (SDIMM).
You may also apply to earn a certificate from one of the College's five innovative centers for interdisciplinary scholarship. Requirements for the certificate programs include a challenging combination of course work, in-depth research and a funded summer internship in the U.S. or abroad. The four centers are:
- Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
- Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
- Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
- Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)
A fifth center, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, CCSRE, is the College's hub for researching and teaching race and ethnicity across the disciplines.