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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified
  • Emphases:
  • Applied, Credits: 39
  • General, Credits: 39

About this Program

Sociology is the scientific study of contemporary society, social structures, human social behavior, and the organization and functioning of groups. As sociologists we are interested in what influences peoples' preferences, how people make their decisions and what factors influence the structure and process of social interactions. We deal with questions such as: Why do people vote as they do? What factors lead to a preference for using illegal drugs? How do people bring about social change? What factors contribute to discrimination? How and why have women changed their role in society? Why do we have very rich and very poor in an affluent, democratic society? It is interesting and exciting to find out why people do the things they do and how/why we make our own decisions. Sociological knowledge is a very powerful instrument in understanding the social dynamics of politics, family, community and work.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Sociologists

  • Median wage: $35.75/hour
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Sociology Teachers

  • Median wage: $70,655/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: