Sociology involves the gathering of information about society. The information is used to make generalizations and predictions about causes and consequences.
Sociology is appealing to those who want to work with people in various helping professions, to take part in the planning of communities and their facilities, to work toward solving social problems, and to gather information and test hypotheses about social life.
IU Southeast Department of Sociology offers the following tracks:
Analyze, synthesize, and interpret Information
Knowledge of social structures and change
Interpersonal communication (oral and written)
Interact well with diverse cultures/groups
Knowledge of community resources research and planning (sociological)
Ability to understand and improve human relationships
Insight into group dynamics
Work well under pressure
Computer skills (data processing and analysis)
Click on one of the links to the right to find possible job titles, employers, and web sites related to this major.
Your major is not your career. Of course it can be.
A chemistry major can become a chemist, a history major can become an historian. But it is much more likely that your career choices will be enormously varied, and not tied to a specific major at all.
The 21st century workplace will challenge you to have many different jobs and most probably multiple careers. Your major will provide you a broad range of skills which will enable you to stay marketable in the fast-changing work world.
As you explore majors, be sure and take advantage of the following areas: college course bulletin, professors, upperclassmen, college alumni, family, friends and your Career Development Center Networking Program -- most importantly, don't panic! We're here to help.
In addition to the majors listed at the right, IU Southeast offers a number of certificate programs and academic minors to help students round out or expand their academic profile.
Learn more about our certificate programs and minors.