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Why Sociology

Sociology is the study of human social life. It covers everything from the ways families interact to global social processes.

Students in the sociology department at UMKC explore the ways race and ethnicity, gender, religion, language, socioeconomic status, and a host of other factors influence people’s behaviors and shape social realities.

Studying sociology is excellent preparation for a variety of careers in diverse fields such as business, human relations, journalism, public policy, law, education, medicine, social work or counseling. In addition, a degree in sociology provides students a solid educational background to continue on to graduate school to become professors or researchers.

The American Sociological Association has more information on sociology careers.