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Sociology Minor

Ever wanted to follow in the path of influential figures such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Kal Penn 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 a Sociology Minor at SU?

What is a sociology minor good for? Our program explores a wide range of issues relevant to our lives: the environment, immigration, human rights, criminal justice and law, social and economic inequality, globalization, race relations, gender and sexuality, health and education systems, social movements, population change, and more. At SU, we set high standards for student achievement, provide multicultural events and encourage civic involvement.

For sociology graduates the career possibilities and opportunities for graduate school are boundless. Sociology is recognized as an essential discipline within the increasingly global economy. Given sociology’s emphasis on understanding diversity and culture within institutions, a sociology major prepares you for a wide variety of careers. Our alumni have gone on to work in:

  • human services
  • social services
  • counseling
  • non-profit leadership
  • teaching
  • criminal justice
  • human-labor relations
  • community development
  • law
  • diversity, equity and inclusion
  • government
  • urban planning
  • project management
  • marketing
  • research

There are two main opportunities for minors to become involved in the department: the Sociology Front student group and the Sociology Department Student Steering Committee. The Front, led by students, hosts regular events on applied sociology, particularly as it’s seen in current events, pop culture and from guest speakers in various fields of work. The Sociology Front also participate in community service events and activism on and off campus. The Steering Committee, a group of student leaders nominated by sociology faculty, provides student perspectives on department policies and events.

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a sociology major.

We live in an increasingly diverse, multi-cultural world. Students will have to deal with this reality now and when in the workforce.
SHAWN MCENTEE, PH.D. Sociology Department Faculty

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