Few academic programs offer the cross-disciplinary options of SNHU's Sociology program. From geography to psychology to business, the Sociology major draws on a number of fields to help you better understand common problems communities face today. This helps you develop strategies to address these challenges and paves the way for diverse career choices.
Graduates leave with a broad set of skills that will help them at the next level, whether graduate school or beginning or advancing a career:
- A solid foundation in theoretical and applied sociology - Understanding the values of the profession and learning how to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically and apply theory in real community settings.
- Proficiency in research methods - Apply fundamental research methods in sociology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
- Ability to think critically - Understand how to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and the scientific approach to address common problems.
- Information technology literacy - Use the latest technology to gather and evaluate data.
Oral and written communication skills - Learn how to persuade, influence and educate key stakeholders through language.
- Sociocultural and international awareness - Recognize and understand the complexity of sociocultural and international differences and how they influence communities.
- Career planning and development skills - Discover how to present your sociology training to achieve your career or educational goals.
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