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Question, analyze and understand social phenomena in the world around you

  • Marie Campbell
    The sociology department at Belmont prepared me for non-profit leadership by introducing me to critical social and cultural theory and nurturing my passion to mobilize communities for social change. The department encouraged me to become a student of society – to seek understanding of the problems we face and to collaborate with others to offer solutions and build the world we all deserve.


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Belmont’s Sociology major offers students a powerful learning experience, with small classes that emphasize student-faculty interaction and active learning. Sociology students develop interpersonal skills, cross-cultural awareness and the communication savvy that will serve them throughout their lives in a variety of contexts.

The subjects you can study in Belmont's Sociology department are not only relevant to an ever-changing world, but they also give you the ability to take a deeper dive into topics that impact every person on the planet. Course offerings include the Sociology of Gender, Criminal Justice, Race and Ethnic Relations, the Sociology of Film, Family Problems & Social Change and Environmental Sociology. Many of our students emphasize the study of social issues ranging from environmental concerns and poverty to hunger, racism and religious conflict. Others study the mass media, the internet and popular music. What you emphasize is largely up to you!

As a Sociology major you will have a competitive advantage in today's information society. Our students learn content and approaches that make them marketable in a wide range of modern workforce environments. Technical and data-oriented research, statistics, analysis and critical thinking are all central elements of the field, giving students the abilities to translate their learned skills into almost any future career or educational pursuit.

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