Explore human interactions and social change

Mercer University’s Sociology major curriculum is designed to help you understand unique approaches to studying human behavior and how societies change. Through each of our courses, you will learn critical thinking, research, and communication skills that are useful in a number of careers. You will study topics such as:

  • Forms of human interaction
  • Globalization
  • Culture
  • Social class inequality
  • Social institutions
  • Social problems
  • Social theory

Build a foundation for success

While studying as a Sociology major, you will build a strong base of knowledge in sociological theories, research methods, and data analysis skills. This knowledge base provides you with the tools you need for a successful career or for admission into a related graduate program.

A Sociology major leads to careers in many sectors of employment including nonprofits, government, and business. Job titles for Sociology majors include:

  • Physician
  • Attorney
  • Research director
  • Social worker
  • Urban planner
  • Higher education administrator
  • Detective/investigator
  • Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Hospital administrator
  • Human resources manager
  • Legislator

Learn more about our Sociology major