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Sociology is the scientific study of social behaviors, interactions, and institutions; and is the discipline that addresses the most pressing and controversial social issues of our times. 

A degree in sociology prepares you for a wide variety of careers, including social service, counseling, administration and management, marketing and public relations, information technology, teaching, research, and more.

Sociology will: 

  • develop your communication, cultural competence, critical thinking, community engagement and organizational leadership skills; and,
  • enable you to practice solution-based problem solving, scientific research and data analysis.

Some of the topics explored in sociology classes at UMSL include social inequality and social justice, gender, race/ethnicity, globalization, migration, urban problems, technology, public policy, deviance and crime, social movements and social change, environment, health, families and more!