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Sociology

  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Sociology is the study of the human experience in all its richness and complexity. Personal interactions and relationships; individual behavior; and the characteristics of groups are among the many topics that sociologists examine. The Sociology major at Morris covers the vast range of human life, from the micro level of the individual to the macro level of organizations and institutions.

Some of the most exciting aspects of sociology are its scope and interdisciplinary emphasis. In looking at humanity, sociologists use psychology, economics, anthropology, and history, and can employ both scientific and cultural methods.

At Morris, the Sociology Discipline is distinctive for its range, diversity and rigorous scientific approach. Some of the principle benefits students enjoy are:

Sociology is an extremely useful and versatile major, as knowledge of human interactions and scientific expertise are a forceful combination. With many recent innovations in business, management, and industry investigating how personality and behavior impact effectiveness and efficiency, sociologists have an immediate advantage applicable to many fields, from human services to law and beyond.