Sociology Degree Program

If you have an interest in the way society functions, and are intrigued by its order, politics, injustices, and achievements, the Sociology major at CMU is a great fit for you. Through your academic experiences, you will build a knowledge and skill set that strengthen your understanding of social issues, while developing the tools needed to understand how to make an impact on current conditions.

Sociology Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

Online Programs

About This Program

The Sociology major educates students through analytical thinking, research, experiments, surveys, and other existing data pertaining to social phenomena. You will solve complex problems, study the different ways you can make social changes, communicate your ideas to others, and develop solutions. Experience in these areas is highly desired by employers, and the skills you will develop will prepare you for professional success.

As a CMU Sociology major, you will have opportunities to:

  • build in-demand skills while taking classes such as Social Deviance, Race and Ethnicity in the United States, Gender and Sexuality, Social Psychology, Criminology, and Family Relations and Values
  • develop critical thinking skills while engaging in discussions about important social issues
  • obtain the educational background desired by employers in a variety of fields pertaining to social work, government, civic leadership, education, psychology, and more
  • develop social awareness of local, national, and global issues
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

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Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

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