Do you ever wonder why people behave the way they do? Do you want a degree that's
flexible enough to take you down a multitude of career paths? Studying sociology will
help you understand how society and individuals function together while giving you
the research, communication and analytical skills you need for any career path.
In addition to traditional
undergraduate and graduate degrees, we also offer an accelerated bachelor's and master's program. If you choose to pursue that course of study, you'll start working toward
your master's degree while you're still an undergrad. After four years, you'll have
both a bachelor's degree and 12 credits toward a master's degree.
We have a rigorous approach to research. While you're here, you'll find plenty of
opportunity to work with a faculty member on a research project, or create your own.
Our engaged faculty are some of our best assets. They work hard to help you understand the topics they
cover in class, to engage you in research and to help you on your career path after
graduation. They've also won three separate grants in excess of $2,000,000 each to
conduct interdisciplinary research on topics like the connection between virtue, happiness
and meaning in society.
You can conduct your research in one of the best social psychology labs in the country.
The state-of-the-art facilities draw sociologist from around that world. That means
you'll have the chance to gain a diverse understanding of sociological perspectives
without ever leaving campus.
Our students are engaged both in and out of the classroom. You'll find welcoming
student groups that focus on sociology. If exploration is more your style, there are many study abroad programs to choose from that allow you to earn credit while studying a different
Department of Sociology
#4Social Psychology program in the U.S. according to U.S. News.
Top 50of sociology departments worldwide according to ShanghaiRanking's.
South Carolina State Representative Justin Bamberg ('09) credits his undergraduate
sociology degree with sharpening his analytical thinking skills, which serve him well
as an attorney and public official.