What is sociology?
Sociology is a broad social science discipline that examines how individuals interact within groups. Sociologists study just about anything humans do! Wayne State's sociology program provides fundamental skills in social research and has a wide range of courses examining race, gender, ethnicity, health and illness, immigration, religion, and sports among other things. Students learn about how the organization of society shapes our lives in innumerable ways.
A major or a minor in sociology serves as helpful preparation for students interested in careers in medicine, research, social services, law, business, politics, or the non-profit sector. A graduate degree in sociology prepares students for academia and a variety of professional careers. Core research concentrations of Wayne State faculty include race, ethnicity, and gender (REG); global, transnational and comparative (GTC), and sociology of health and illness (SOHI).