Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Delve into the multi-dimensional study of human interaction

From international diplomacy to casual meet-ups between friends, sociologists work to understand the hierarchy of social structures and power that affect our everyday life. Examine social problems and analyze solutions. Explore social processes that drive communities, businesses and social groups. And because society is constantly changing, you'll learn to develop critical thinking skills and flexibility in how you consider these social behaviors.

Situated within easy reach of both rural cultures and urban centers, Frostburg offers opportunities to engage in a variety of social and cultural environments.

What You Will Learn

Like all students at FSU, you'll take a broad foundation of general education coursework.

As a Sociology major, you will enjoy a science-based curriculum that focuses on experiential research where you choose the topic rather than test-based learning. Learn the art of establishing rapport, observing, interviewing and maintaining objectivity with hands-on assignments.

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Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume:

  • Make friends and meet peers in the student-run Sociology and Anthropology Association.
  • Take part in fun cultural events like the Appalachian Festival and Mountain City Traditional Arts’ many offerings. Frostburg is a hub of regional culture and social happenings, so there’s always plenty to get involved with!
  • Travel around the region with courses that embrace out-of-the-classroom lessons! Students regularly work with community organizations and visit historically and culturally fascinating sites. Many even present their work at conferences like the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Career Outlook for Sociologists

Professional sociology is a small but growing field, with a 15% increase in positions expected between 2012 and 2022. A sociology graduate’s tool kit is filled with highly desirable analysis and communication skills applicable in many disciplines. Any field that has a need to interface with a human element will have a use for a sociologist’s abilities, even if they are not working under the title “sociologist.” Possible positions include political analyst, demographer, survey researcher, statistician, sales and marketing, administration, management and teaching. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ webpages on Sociologists and Community and Social Service Occupations, or check out the American Sociological Association.


 

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