Students choose sociology because they are interested in how society operates. Many are drawn to sociology because they are concerned about social problems and injustices, and want to do something about it. Sociology provides these students with the analytical tools they need to understand and help change society.
One of the strengths of CMU's sociology program is the flexibility. Students are able to explore their own interests and conduct research on social issues they personally feel are important. In many classes, books in the course are selected with the students' interests in mind. This is something that most sociology programs cannot provide. If you are looking for small, personalized courses designed to challenge your intellect and enable your ability to better society, then a major or minor in sociology at CMU is for you!
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Brent A. Myer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology