Mason’s sociology degree is designed to help you understand the social forces that shape your world and who you are.
You will learn how social movements emerge from the collective efforts of individuals. You will study the role that social forces play in defining racial identities and gender roles. You will come to realize how social inequality may shape your life and the lives of others.
Sociology takes you beyond a superficial understanding of the world. It prepares you to participate in important public debates at this time of social transformation.
You will take courses in the theories that explain social phenomena. You will develop the research skills to investigate the questions that interest you. You will learn how to conduct surveys, interviews, systematic observation, and to evaluate sources.
The research skills, critical thinking, and strong writing that you will develop as a sociology major—are highly valued by prospective employers and graduate schools.
Our majors have an opportunity to have hands-on experiences conducting research on topics of their own choosing and our faculty regularly involves interested students in their research projects.
George Mason is a stone’s throw from Washington, D.C., providing our students with easy access to a broad array of internship opportunities whether on Capitol Hill, a policy think-tank, or at a non-profit community organization. Whether your interests are focused on Human Rights, Global Development, Children and Youth Empowerment, Health and Food Access, Education, Urban Affairs, or Poverty and Inequality, the opportunities for real-world experience are limitless.
Student can take 1-6 credits in internship credits.
Sign up for an internship course: SOCI 416
All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation.
African and African American Studies Minor http://aaas.gmu.edu/
Aging Studies Minor http://chhs.gmu.edu/socialwork/
Anthropology Minor http://soan.gmu.edu/
Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asian Studies Minor http://chss.gmu.edu/programs/la-minor-la-aps
Childhood Studies Minor http://ncc.gmu.edu/
Consciousness and Transformation Minor http://ncc.gmu.edu/
Conflict Analysis and Resolution Minor http://scar.gmu.edu/
Criminology, Law and Society Minor http://cls.gmu.edu/
Folklore and Mythology Minor folklore.gmu.edu
Global Affairs Minor http://globalaffairs.gmu.edu/
Health and Social Policy Minor http://chhs.gmu.edu/hap/
Human Development and Family Science Minor http://cehd.gmu.edu/
Immigration Studies Minor http://immigrationstudies.gmu.edu/
International/Comparative Studies Minor http://spgia.gmu.edu/
Islamic Studies Minor http://islamicstudiescenter.gmu.edu/
Latin American Studies Minor http://las.gmu.edu/
Middle East Studies Minor http://middleeast.gmu.edu/
Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor http://english.gmu.edu/
Nonprofit Studies Minor http://ncc.gmu.edu/
Philosophy and Law Minor http://philosophy.gmu.edu/
Political Philosophy Minor http://chss.gmu.edu/
Public Health Minor http://chhs.gmu.edu/gch/
Public Policy and Management Minor http://spgia.gmu.edu/
Religious Studies Minor http://religious.gmu.edu/
Social Justice Minor http://ncc.gmu.edu/
Social Work Minor http://chhs.gmu.edu/socialwork/
Sport and American Culture Minor http://rht.gmu.edu/
Statistics Minor http://statistics.gmu.edu/
Sustainability Studies Minor http://esp.gmu.edu/
Urban and Suburban Studies Minor http://chss.gmu.edu/
Women and Gender Studies Minor http://wmst.gmu.edu/