As a sociology major at Wilkes, you’ll gain an understanding of human behavior and prepare to become thoughtful and engaged citizens in our ever-changing world. Career opportunities include social services, counseling, business and industry, education and research.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Sociology at Wilkes?
As a sociology major at Wilkes University, you’ll learn about social problems facing our world in a small-class setting. Conduct your own research as part of your senior capstone project and develop a portfolio of projects to show employers. You’ll also have opportunities to interact with local and state elected officials to voice your concerns about social problems and offer real, practical solutions.
Human beings are incredibly complicated and difficult to study, and Wilkes will give you the tools to understand the world around you. Besides preparing you for a career, the program can also prepare you for graduate study in sociology, law, social work, business or psychology, among others.
What Will You Learn as a Sociology Student?
- You’ll learn how to study human behavior scientifically – how to collect data, how to analyze it, and how to understand your results.
- Develop skills in presenting complicated material in easily accessible ways.
- You’ll have the opportunity to develop solutions to social problems and present them to government officials.
- Cultivate communication and presentation skills you’ll put to work interacting with local organizations.
- Learn how to work toward making real change in your community.