Fairmont State Sociology majors study:
- How social policy intersects with culture and values
- How norms are formed and influence our behavior
- What problems face our society, and how we can use the scientific method to learn about and attempt to correct them
- How society is organized and what our place in it means for our lived experiences
The Fairmont State Sociology courses provide knowledge of:
- Substantive areas of sociological and anthropological inquiry such as race, class, geography, culture, and communication.
- The application of the scientific method and statistical analysis for sociological inquiry.
- The historical evolution of sociological theory describing the competing explanations for the function and organization of society.
Students can earn a degree with an emphasis on population studies, take sociology as a minor or earn their undergraduate degree to go on to graduate school.
Students with a B.S. degree in Sociology continue on to graduate school, or frequently find employment in entry-level positions within social science research, public administration, advertising, business, social service agencies, health services, community planning, and teaching. Positions include:
- Research assistant
- Youth service worker
- Public relations officer