The Department of Sociology and Social Work is made up of two related but distinct programs. While sociology majors study to understand how human beings relate to each other, social work majors focus on changing and improving lives, working to empower people to achieve their full potential. Both disciplines are concerned with advancing social justice and human rights. Not only do both disciplines focus on understanding contemporary social issues and policies, they also investigate ways to alleviate social problems.

The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers majors in social work and sociology. We offer minors in nonprofit leadership, gerontology, leadership and civic engagement, socio-psychology and sociology.