What is culture jamming? How do people use city streets? How will American democracy fare when New York sinks under a foot of water? Was Karl Marx right about the end of capitalism? If you have an inquiring mind, a mind that asks big social questions and fearlessly treads off the beaten path, then Drexel’s Sociology major is for you.
The Sociology Program is an intimate and close-knit group of students and faculty who share a strong focus on social justice, social activism and social change. You’ll receive individualized attention and support from experienced faculty, who’ll help you develop the critical academic and marketable skills that will carry you throughout your career.
About the Curriculum
Because of the department’s interdisciplinary focus, Sociology students develop strong skills in critical thinking, research methods, data analysis, writing, statistics, public speaking and computer literacy. All Sociology majors take a seminar course every fall. This course helps to create a community within the major.
An undergraduate degree in sociology is excellent preparation for law school, medical school, or for graduate work in such fields as sociology, history, gerontology, or political science.
Outside of academics, sociologists work in a wide variety of settings. Some serve as statistical analysts for market research firms, health care agencies, and government. Others are involved in urban planning, survey research, public relations, agency management, trend analysis, or criminal justice. There are sociologists of religion working for national church organizations, and sociologists specializing in gerontology who are engaged in research or administration for agencies concerned with the aged.