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Welcome to the Sociology major at the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies.

Sociology is a dynamic major that encourages students to ask questions about and seek answers to explain why society exists in its present form and where it is headed in the future. Our classes examine social issues that affect all our lives. NSU sociology students delve into subjects from poverty, world hunger, and social class to race, ethnicity, and gender.

Consider how a sociology major might enrich your life. Using the sociological perspective, you will step out of your own comfort zone to explore our culturally diverse world. In doing so, you'll learn how your life is connected to the rest of the world.

Sociology faculty at the college study a variety of issues, including women and health issues in Ghana, relationships between campesinos and nature in Mexico, and African Americans and social justice issues in Miami, Florida. As you will find out in your first sociology class, sociology relates to issues halfway across the world, as well as issues in our own backyards. Our faculty is committed to engage students in hands-on research and their next project can include you.


Robin Cooper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Conflict Resolution Studies
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Why Choose This Major?

  • Sociology is the study of "us," and there are so many discoveries yet to be made.
  • Students can make their corner of the world (or a corner somewhere across the globe) a better place.
  • The study of people in society will constantly challenge students' minds and expectations.
  • With education in the field of sociology, students in the sociology degree program at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences can make a difference through scholarship, service, and a rewarding career.

Click here to learn more about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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