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Group taking a photoSociology is the study of society and human behavior, social action and social change. The focus of study in this program involves application of critical thought to social processes and social problems. Specific areas of interest include social institutions, symbolic meaning, bureaucratic organizations, socialization, deviance, political systems, class society, social interaction, the family, gender, minority relations, social movements, and social change. 

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of social life and human behavior in society.
  • Analyze a social problem using sociological perspective.
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of human diversity as well as the commonalitiies of the human experience from a global perspective.
  • Identify diversity, social catalysts, and the origin of detriments of social issues.
  • Explain how contemporary social issues and sociological models can promote an understanding of the sociological perspective.

For additional information about the Sociology Program, please contact:

Dr. Lavertu
Dr. Elizabeth Lavertu
Instructor, Psychology
Program Coordinator, Sociology
(609) 894-9311, ext. 1759