Sociology majors will explore social justice and other aspects of human interaction that will prepare them for a growing number of jobs in a variety of fields.

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

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Amie Hess
Head, Department of Sociology & Criminology
210 Joyner Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8016
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Bailey Dunn
All sociology majors are required to complete a 90-150 hour internship.


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

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Status of Girls in NC

The Status of Girls in North Carolina

This report, published by Meredith College, offers a detailed compilation of data that documents factors that impact girls' lives within the state. The study, which is the first of its kind, highlights areas in which N.C. girls are making strides, areas in need of improvement, and areas of disparity among girls.

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The Status of Girls in North Carolina

This report, published by Meredith College, offers a detailed compilation of data that documents factors that impact girls' lives within the state. Meredith students help to compile and analyze the data for the report.

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Experiential Learning

As a sociology major at Meredith, you’ll make connections between course concepts and theories and what is going on in our local communities through experiential opportunities. For example, students in Race and Ethnic Relations have volunteered in struggling local elementary schools, while students in Social Problems have worked with Interact, a local domestic violence prevention. Read more »



Experiential Learning