The objective of the sociology major is to prepare students for occupations in business, industry, government, and human service. The major is appropriate preparation for graduate study in the social sciences and law. The focus of sociology is on social forces, institutions, organizations, and how individuals interface with society. The student's personal growth can be achieved through understanding of the rich diversity of the modern world.
Skills can be developed in oral and written communication, critical thinking, scientific research methods, statistics and computerized data analysis.
The Sociology/Community Health concentration is designed to give students a competitive edge in pursuing careers working in community health such as patient access coordinator, human services program specialist, medical outreach assistant, and community health worker . Community health focuses on understanding social determinants of health and improving the health status of communities and population groups instead of focusing on individuals.
Current Longwood students with a GPA below 2.00 will not be accepted as Sociology majors. Students may reapply after their GPA has increased to 2.00.