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 North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 93 Sociology students graduated with students earning 81 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.
North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 61 Sociology students graduated with students earning 44 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 155 Sociology students graduated with students earning 144 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Duke University Durham, NC||12 : 1||16,686|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC||18 : 1||29,877|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, NC||21 : 1||36,304|
|Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC||13 : 1||8,495|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC||27 : 1||29,615|
|University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC||23 : 1||20,196|
|Elon University Elon, NC||16 : 1||7,088|
|Appalachian State University Boone, NC||19 : 1||19,280|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC||25 : 1||17,499|
|East Carolina University Greenville, NC||22 : 1||28,651|
|Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC||24 : 1||6,551|
|Davidson College Davidson, NC||8 : 1||1,837|
|University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, NC||16 : 1||3,600|
|North Carolina A & T State University Greensboro, NC||27 : 1||12,556|
|Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC||24 : 1||12,167|
|Meredith College Raleigh, NC||14 : 1||1,810|
|Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, NC||19 : 1||5,121|
|University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pembroke, NC||25 : 1||7,698|
|Salem College Winston-Salem, NC||14 : 1||709|
|Catawba College Salisbury, NC||16 : 1||1,324|