Video: The sociology major at Notre Dame

Author: Todd Boruff

What is the sociology major like at Notre Dame?

“Sociology has really allowed me to not only ask good focused questions about social problems but then when I get an answer, to be able to dissect that answer in a way that allows some kind of positive response,” said sociology major Pete Freeman.

In sociology, you’ll take classes like:

  • Population Dynamics
  • Health, Medicine, and Society
  • Controversies in Education
  • Inner City America
  • Criminology
  • Sociology of Money
  • Surviving the Iron Cage
  • Marriage and the Family

Sociology majors pursue their passions while developing skills such as data collection/analysis, scientific method, critical thinking, and collaboration.

After graduation, students go on to top graduate and professional schools and work in a variety of professions and industries. First jobs include:

  • Assistant brand manager, Procter & Gamble
  • IT security advisory associate, PwC
  • Primary research analyst, NBC Universal
  • Performance specialist, Aon Hewitt
  • Financial management program, GE Healthcare

“Any field you go into, sociology helps because you understand how people interact and what drives the way society runs,” said sociology major Lamara Parnell. “There’s a lot of different things that you can do if you follow what you’re passionate about.”

“Any field you go into, sociology helps because you understand how people interact and what drives the way society runs. There’s a lot of different things that you can do if you follow what you’re passionate about.”

Originally published by Todd Boruff at al.nd.edu on March 06, 2019.