- Bachelor of Arts
Interested in studying what is behind human behavior? Want to analyze relevant social issues? Looking for a better understanding about the hidden inequalities in our society? There are four different emphases in the major for students to choose from: general; law and society; social services; or comparative studies and world development.
As a sociology major, you can choose an emphasis in law and society, social services, comparative studies and world development, or general sociology. A sociology degree provides a broad background in sociological theory and valuable methodological training. Depending on your area of interest, you may study such topics as (to name just a few) race and gender discrimination, the interactional and institutional mechanisms enabling them to persist, and how to change them; patterns of immigration in contemporary society and how they intersect with labor markets, schools, and the health care system; the organization of the criminal justice system; the politics of health care; or why precarious employment has become so widespread.
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- Public health
- Youth Employment Partnership
- Considine Sorensen & Trujillo A Professional Law Corporation
- California State Senate
- Yolo County Child Welfare Services
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What can I do with my sociology major?
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