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Sociology is the scientific study of society. This field involves the study of human behavior and the social lives of people, groups and societies. If you are interested in social justice, working with diverse groups of people, understanding how people interact and how society is organized in ways that can both support and suppress its own citizens, you may want to consider majoring in sociology.

As a sociology major at Meredith, you will choose from a variety of courses that address each part of these larger questions. Students are asked to make connections between course concepts and theories and what is going on in our local communities through service learning and other experiential opportunities. For example, students in Race and Ethnic Relations volunteer in struggling local elementary schools, while students in Social Problems work with Interact, a local domestic violence prevention organization, to help promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of sociologists is expected to grow 18 percent through 2020—a rate higher than the average for all occupations. Sociologists will experience much faster than average job growth because the incorporation of sociology into research in other fields continues to increase.

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