(including criminology)

Sociology is concerned with patterns of social life and the ways people organize their activities and environment. A major in sociology provides a wide array of career possibilities emphasizing human behavior, knowledge of group interaction, and skills in research. Career opportunities can be found in service occupations, management, local governments, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Some students also choose to pursue graduate and professional degrees.

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K-State Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

American Sociological Association

Social Science Research Council

American Society of Criminology

Federal Bureau of Investigation

US Department of Justice