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Phone: (920) 424-2030
Sage Hall, Room 4610
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What is sociology?

Sociology is the systematic scientific study of human life in groups-which is to say, virtually all of human life.

We study everything from the small, transitory interactions of two strangers passing on the street to the incredibly complex and persistent patterns of interactions among individuals in large organizations and even entire societies.

We study families, neighborhoods, work groups, sports teams, bureaucracies, religions, governments, and every other kind of group-large or small-that humans have ever created.

Why study sociology?

Sociology prepares students to think critically, conduct research, analyze data and communicate effectively with diverse populations—skills sought by employers and grad schools in many fields.

It also produces global perspectives and more engaged citizens—empowering (sociological) imagination for life.