Sociologists explore how both individuals and collectives construct, maintain, and alter social organization in various ways. Sociologists also ask about the sources and consequences of change in social arrangements and institutions, and about the satisfactions and difficulties of planning, accomplishing, and adapting to such change.

Students with training in Sociology can pursue careers in policy research, teaching, educational and non-profit administration, social work, government, and a variety of other careers that involve a deep understanding of both societal problems and individual behavior.

For more information about careers, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.