Sociology Department

Academic Program

Sociology, broadly defined, is the study of social life. Sociology makes the familiar seem unfamiliar, and thus it challenges our assumptions about why people behave the way they do.

Students who major in sociology at Emory & Henry study social life throughout history and across cultures. They learn to see the interconnectedness of social life, and become well-versed in different frameworks of social thought. They also gain valuable skills in research methods and statistical analysis, and the use of computer software programs. Thus, sociology graduates are prepared for careers in business, policy analysis, program evaluation, or human services, as well as for continued study of sociology in graduate programs across the country.