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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
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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.

Find out what you can do with a major in Sociology.

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The Status of Girls in North Carolina report, produced by Meredith College, documents factors that impact girls' lives within the state.

Status of Girls

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La’Meshia Whittington

La’Meshia Whittington

La'Meshia Whittington, '16, is co-founder of TW2 Inc., a nonprofit that she started when she was a teenager.

Bri Crumbley

Bri Crumbley

As a Meredith student, Bri Crumbley, ’16, found her career path through a combination of her academic and extracurricular experiences.

Ann-Michelle Roberts

Ann-Michelle Roberts

Sociology and political science major Ann-Michelle came to Meredith a leader and ready to become even stronger.


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.

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Sociology - Meredith Angels participate and organize a Take back the night March