Undergraduate Program

Majoring in Sociology

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Interested in becoming a sociology major?

Contact Dr. Ann Power, the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

"Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.  Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.  The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports.  Few fields have the broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge that Sociology has." American Sociological Association

Majoring in Sociology can lead the way to many Career Options!

A Notre Dame survey of alumni/ae who majored in sociology revealed that they are employed as business managers, consultants, corporation executives, insurance agents, medical administrators, politicians, realtors, religious ministers, social workers, teachers, and university professors.

For information on how Sociology enhances a business degree, click here:

     SOCIOLOGY FOR THE BUSINESS MAJOR.pdf

For information on how Sociology helps prepare for a career in law, click here:

     SOCIOLOGY FOR PRE-LAW STUDENTS.pdf

For information on how Sociology enhances preparation for a career in medicine, click here:

     SOCIOLOGY FOR PRE MED STUDENTS.pdf

Notre Dame's sociology majors also go on to graduate and professional schools to earn advanced degrees. For more information, visit our careers for sociology majors page.

Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including Sociology majors.