Sociology is the study of human interaction. Courses in sociology provide the student with the background and analytical skills needed to understand social institutions and social change. The major in sociology offers a general education directed toward understanding the complexities of modern society using theoretical perspectives and research methodologies. The sociology major offers two concentrations: sociology and applied sociology. Students who choose the traditional sociology concentration will have a strong foundation in research methods and writing-intensive courses. Upon graduation, these students will be prepared for graduate training in sociology and related fields. Students who choose the applied sociology concentration will apply sociological concepts and practices in different environments through interdisciplinary coursework. Upon graduation, these students will be prepared for entering careers in human services, community organizations, and other social services fields.