There are four specialized concentrations in which sociology majors or minors may concentrate:

  • The Criminology Concentration
    The Criminology Concentration is recommended for students interested in crime, forensics, law, police work, and criminal justice.
  • The Human Service, Health, and Social Justice Concentration
    The Human Service, Health, and Social Justice Concentration is recommended for students interested in counseling, social work, law, advocacy, public health, public policy, public administration, the environment, nonprofit administration, and other related careers.
  • The Cultural Diversity Concentration
    The Cultural Diversity Concentration is recommended for students seeking increased knowledge of diverse cultures. This track is especially useful for students considering furthering their education in anthropology, counseling, social work, or public health.
  • Aging Studies Concentration
    The Aging Studies Concentration is recommended for students interested in deepening their knowledge about aging and aging issues. This concentration is especially useful for students interested in careers working with older adults in counseling, social work, health care, public health, and law.

Department faculty members also either coordinate or participate in interdisciplinary programs such as: East Asian StudiesLatin American Studies, and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. These programs provide opportunities to study topics across a number of different departments.