Sociology Major


Overview & Academics

The SOCIOLOGY program focuses on the systematic study of social institutions and social relationships through the application of theory and research. Courses give students the opportunity to examine social change and analyze issues that surround us daily, such as race, gender, social class, deviant behavior, family environments, and more.

Career Options

  • Firms Employing Survey Research Methods
  • Public Agencies that Coordinate Services for People or Families
  • Social and Mental Health Agencies
  • Criminal Justice Agencies

Major Requirements
SOC 101, 308, 315, 410
MAT 213
18 hours of sociology course electives (9 hours must be upper level)

Electives
Choose from a variety of electives in topical areas such as:
Popular Culture
Deviant Behavior & Social Control
Social Context of Sexuality
Marriage & Family
Children and Childhood
Work and Occupations
Societal Inequalities

Minor Requirements
SOC 101, 315, 410
Sociology electives (9 semester hours-6 hours must be upper level)

Sociology Faculty

Department Contact

Amy Karnehm Willis, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Sociology Program Coordinator
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
akarnehm@ncwc.edu
252.985.5158

Kaitlin Pericak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Miami
kpericak@ncwc.edu
252.985.5359