Kathy J. Kuipers
Presenting diplomas, Sociology Graduation Ceremony, 2013
Fields of Study
In addition to a general Sociology major, students may choose one of three options for structuring their course work. The general Sociology major provides a broad foundation in sociological theory and research, together with exposure to a variety of courses in the main substantive areas of the discipline. Students interested in crime and criminal justice can choose an option in Criminology, while students concerned with the causes and consequences of social inequality can select an option in Inequality and Social Justice. Students interested in rural and environmental issues can pursue an option in Rural and Environmental Change. These options allow students to concentrate their studies in a particular area of interest while acquiring a solid foundation in the discipline of Sociology.