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You enjoy watching members of social groups interact and are interested in understanding the meaning of social affairs. You have a passion for observing patterns of behavior connected with dominant social institutions such as law, family, politics, religion, the economy and art. By studying Sociology at CSUCI, you'll receive an education that's diverse, rigorous and focused on preparing you for a successful career in a wide range of fields.

Your program

CSUCI is known for its interdisciplinary approach to learning and our Sociology program is no exception. Your courses will be diverse, ranging from the family to the hostile mob, from the medical system to criminology, demography and social networks. You'll study the inequities of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender and class.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Small classes so you get personalized attention from your professors
  • Access to state-of-the-art resources for social research and analysis
  • Hands-on learning opportunities—both in class and through local and international internships
  • Student organizations like Alpha Kappa Delta, the international honor society for sociology

Your future

With a degree in sociology from CSUCI, you'll be well-prepared for success in graduate or professional school, or to start your career in a variety of fields—from public affairs and civic advocacy to education, business, non-profit and social work.

Top careers include:

  • City manager
  • Social researcher/professor
  • Human resources manager
  • Law enforcement or probation officer
  • Market research analyst
  • Nonprofit or community organization specialist
  • Researcher
  • Social worker
  • Statistician
  • Teacher

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.

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