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 Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 93 Sociology students graduated with students earning 85 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 4 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI||12 : 1||48,090|
|Michigan State University East Lansing, MI||20 : 1||49,809|
|Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI||11 : 1||1,526|
|Wayne State University Detroit, MI||26 : 1||26,824|
|Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI||25 : 1||21,470|
|University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn, MI||25 : 1||9,191|
|Hope College Holland, MI||13 : 1||3,056|
|Albion College Albion, MI||13 : 1||1,475|
|Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI||25 : 1||19,362|
|Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI||25 : 1||17,784|
|Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI||31 : 1||19,013|
|Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI||21 : 1||24,033|
|Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI||16 : 1||3,390|
|Calvin University Grand Rapids, MI||15 : 1||3,570|
|University of Michigan-Flint Flint, MI||24 : 1||7,297|
|Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI||25 : 1||7,732|
|Alma College Alma, MI||14 : 1||1,442|
|Madonna University Livonia, MI||33 : 1||2,992|
|Aquinas College Grand Rapids, MI||18 : 1||1,600|
|Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI||29 : 1||8,251|