Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior. It shows how people interact with each other, how groups and societies differ, and how these social units affect human behavior. Sociology helps us better understand why people behave similarly as well as differently. Its focus is on social relationships among humans.
The sociology courses provide a desirable background for further professional training in law, city planning, public administration, hospital administration, and medicine, as well as for advanced graduate work in sociology or other social sciences. It also prepares students for a wide variety of careers that involve problem-solving and gathering, organizing and analyzing information. Such careers may involve jobs ranging from sales and management to community services and government work.
The degree is designed primarily for those students who intend to pursue careers in Crime and Delinquency Studies, juvenile justice, law enforcment, government agencies, and other related fields, or who want more extensive preparation in the discipline of Crime and Delinquency Studies for advanced degree programs.