Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
University of Notre Dame offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 55 Sociology students graduated with students earning 45 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN||10 : 1||12,683|
|Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN||22 : 1||45,500|
|Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN||20 : 1||43,260|
|DePauw University Greencastle, IN||9 : 1||1,972|
|Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN||29 : 1||29,537|
|Hanover College Hanover, IN||12 : 1||1,070|
|Saint Mary's College Notre Dame, IN||11 : 1||1,580|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|
|Butler University Indianapolis, IN||14 : 1||5,515|
|Ball State University Muncie, IN||21 : 1||22,443|
|University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN||30 : 1||10,705|
|Indiana University-Kokomo Kokomo, IN||25 : 1||3,164|
|University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN||19 : 1||5,801|
|Taylor University Upland, IN||16 : 1||2,173|
|University of Evansville Evansville, IN||14 : 1||2,371|
|Indiana University-Southeast New Albany, IN||25 : 1||4,882|
|Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN||31 : 1||10,006|
|Huntington University Huntington, IN||20 : 1||1,384|
|Marian University Indianapolis, IN||24 : 1||3,519|
|Franklin College Franklin, IN||12 : 1||956|