Sociology: Studying People, Society & Cultures

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Michelle Robertson '18

"Sociology makes for a great major because it provides us with the critical thinking we need for everyday life. Sociology is everywhere and can be applied to everything."

Robertson is now a Justice System Navigator at Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley.

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Amanda Burroughs '19

"Sociology is the most useful and versatile major a student can pick. The knowledge and skills you gain from studying Sociology are applicable to many fields and disciplines."

Burroughs is a currently a graduate student in sociology at Virginia Tech.

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Bianca Dickerson '16

"Having a Sociology background made it easier for me to explain social inequality and cultural and social differences. It taught me to be mindful of everyone’s situation."

Dickerson is a Quality and Training Specialist at the Council of Community Services in Roanoke.

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About the Department

Sociology focuses on understanding the social and cultural aspects of human behavior at the local, national and global levels.  At Radford University, we offer a major and minor in Sociology.  The Sociology Major and the Sociology Minor each fulfill the Cultural and Behavioral Analysis (A) area in the REAL Curriculum.  See a short ASA-produced video of sociologists speaking on Sociology.

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Quick Links

It can be said that the first wisdom of Sociology is this - things are not what they seem."

Peter Berger

The difficulty, in Sociology, is to manage to think in a completely astonished and disconcerted way about things you thought you had always understood."

Pierre Bourdieu
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