Department Chair: Dr. LiErin Probasco
Telephone: 405-682-1611 ext 7327
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A./Ph.D., Princeton University
Afternoon, Pincian Hill
Maurice Brazil Prendergast 1869-1936
Image courtesy of Carol Gerten's Fine Art
An interest in people is critical for students who want to study sociology because it is the study of people and how they behave in social environments. Sociology students discover why people need the company of other human beings. They also learn why some groups get along with everyone while other do not get along at all. Topics such as social problems, crime, delinquency, marriage, cultural anthropology - the study of different cultures, and family relationships are examined in sociology courses. A degree in sociology prepares students to continue their education at a four-year college or university and to pursue careers in social program development, research, education, human services, human resources, counseling, city planning, and social services.