If you find yourself questioning the social causes for conditions such as poverty, family changes, community development, crime, gender and racial inequality then sociology is the major for you.
Sociology provides students who are interested in exploring the social and cultural influences on society and the individual an opportunity to do so using theory and the scientific method. The sociology program at Western Carolina University provides a variety of courses and classroom experiences that guide students in applying the knowledge they gain to real life situations. According to the American Sociological Association, sociology majors should highlight the following on their resumes as major skill sets. Visit the ASA’s Careers in Sociology page for resources and more information regarding what you can do with your undergraduate degree in sociology.
Sociology students graduate with key job skills identified by the National Assosiation of Colleges and Employers.NACE Career Readiness: Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity and Inclusion, and Teamwork. Through the coursework, research projects, community engagement required in the sociology major students develop these skills that will make them competitive for some of the most in demand jobs.
Sociology Club is also open to others interested in sociological theory and social issues. The sociology club:
For more information, contact faculty advisor Dr. Jessica Casimir-Vadeboncoeur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Kappa Delta is the honor society for Sociology and students are invited to participate. For more information, contact faculty advisor Dr. Yiqing Yang at email@example.com.
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