Sociology is a discipline within the larger field of Social Sciences and has as its major focus group behavior. As such, sociology examines the nature of human society and factors affecting its development, including culture, groups, organizations, and institutions.
In recent years, sociology has expanded its focus, contributing to our knowledge of how people interact in institutions such as the military and correction institutions, business sectors like marketing and health care, and even how people interact with technology like mobile phones and the internet.
Sociology students develop not only the skills necessary to work as sociologists, but also marketable skills. Many sociology graduates continue their education and pursue graduate-level studies in sociology, law, education, public administration, counseling and social work.
The study of sociology provides graduates with the scientific tools and the perspective necessary to better understand social issues and complex societal problems.