Major or Minor in Sociology

Understanding ourselves, society and the world to affect social change

As a sociology major or minor at Clark, you will examine social processes and institutions. Through the exploration of social stratification, social movements and social change, as well as diverse social institutions such as the law, family, medicine and religion, you will acquire the conceptual and analytical tools to enhance your understanding of your own life and the world in which you live.

At Clark, our approach to studying sociology is grounded in empirical social science and classical theoretical traditions. Our sociology students and faculty are deeply concerned about the world and want to find effective ways to improve it. This creates a compelling learning community where you can both satisfy your intellectual curiosity and make a commitment to causes you care about.

Why Study Sociology at Clark?

  • Charter member of the International Sociology Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Intentional integration of research, teaching and practice
  • One-on-one faculty mentorships and joint research with professors
  • Student-organized seminar courses
  • Small class sizes