Ever wanted to follow in the path of influential figures such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Robin Williams or Michelle Obama? Here’s a secret: All were sociology students. Sociology is the study of humans as they interact in groups, organizations, institutions and social systems. No matter the size of your ambitions, an education at Salisbury University will set you on the right path to understanding the complexity of human nature.
Why Choose Sociology at SU?
Our program explores a wide range of issues relevant to our lives: health care, environment, race relations, gender and sexuality, and more. At SU, we set high standards for student achievement, provide multicultural events and encourage civic involvement.
With our program, the opportunities for growth and engagement are boundless. The Sociology Action Club, led by students, has shown movies with discussions, organized a trip to the Holocaust Museum, sponsored a fair trade sale, organized bonfires, and volunteered for nursing homes, soup kitchens and afterschool programs.
Students in the sociology minor must complete a minimum of five courses in sociology, any two of which must be at the 300/400 level, with grades of C or better in each course. Only one of the courses in the minor may be used to satisfy a General Education requirement, and at least three of the courses must be completed at SU.
For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a sociology major.