What is Sociology?
Sociology studies these issues by using a "public issues" perspective. This approach focuses on how our social structure and on how our social structure and group classifications influence our behavior and our opportunities in life. For example, we know that men make more money than women, that white Americans live longer than black Americans, and that poor people actually pay a greater portion of their income in taxes than wealthy people. Sociological research has clarified these patterns and many others.
Why study sociology at Shippensburg University?
The sociology program at Shippensburg University offers you an outstanding faculty who receive excellent evaluations for their teaching, and who are noted for being available to assist students. Further, we offer a high-quality program which facilitates both employment and admission to graduate programs. Recent job placements include area Office of Aging, Mental Health and Mental Retardation staff, human resources assistant, and teaching. Students from our program have been accepted and successfully completed advanced degrees at institutions such as the University of Maryland, Florida State University, and the University of Virginia