Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

This academic program is housed in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

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B.S. in Sociology

The sociology major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences focuses on the study of the interactive dynamics of social institutions, organizations, and everyday life. Sociologists combine humanistic and scientific perspectives to study urban and rural life, family patterns, social change, health care and illness, crime and violence, social class, technology and communications, social movements, and many other social issues and problems.

Sociology is the systematic study of human behavior in social context. It focuses on the study of human society and social interaction. The discipline examines how humans group ourselves (families, social groups, formal organizations, societies), how humans behave in groups (collective action, social change, crime, and delinquency), and how characteristics like age, race, social class, and gender affect relationships with one other, organizations, and institutions.

The sociology major is offered during the day and evening on NSU's main campus.

Consider Selecting a Minor

Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Dual Admission Option

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.