Sociology is the scientific study of society and human interaction. As a student in the Sociology Program at IUPUC, you will explore the interaction between individual and groups of humans who live, learn, work, and play in societies. You can complete the bachelor's degree in Sociology with a concentrations in Criminology and Medical Sociology. Also minors in Sociology, Medical Sociology, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies are available.
Sociologists study the patterns of interaction between people in all sorts of settings: at work, at play, at home. They try to clarify what behavior is happening, what lies behind it, what is likely to come from it, and what might be done differently. Their theories and research findings can provide insights into processes and events that affect us in our everyday lives.
Some families are very close and loving, while others are dysfunctional and mired in problems. Some teens and adults get involved in criminal careers while others avoid breaking the law. Some companies are much more productive than others. Some government programs succeed while others fail—these are all examples of the kinds of issues sociologists systematically explore.
Working with our faculty advisors, you can tailor your Sociology studies to fit your unique educational and career goals. You’ll have opportunities to learn about important social issues like crime, poverty, race relations, politics, family interaction, gender and sexuality, religion, and education and how they impact human behavior and quality of life experiences.