Last Published 11/27/23
Sociologists study how social norms and values affect people’s attitudes and behavior. We use scientific methods to answer questions about all aspects of social life ranging from brief interactions among strangers to large-scale social movements and global change. We use a variety of methods and data, such as surveys, interviews, observations, and more to answer questions like the following:
Sociology students master critical thinking, analytical and research abilities, and communication skills that advantage them in a competitive, global job market. Majoring in Sociology prepares students for a wide range of occupations, including social work, market research and statistical analysis, education, criminal justice, healthcare, business and management, graduate school in many disciplines, community and social services, and many other careers.
Sociologists study a wide range of social processes affecting social life in all areas, such as race and ethnicity, gender, social class, crime, education, healthcare, and more.
The Sociology Department at CSUF offers rigorous, quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs that provide a supportive student-centered learning environment. We promote student engagement in local and global communities for social justice purposes. Our faculty conduct academic research on a wide variety of areas of expertise, including race and ethnic relations, education, demography, gender and sexualitites, crime and deviance, health and illness, economic sociology, political sociology, religion, and migration and globalization. We contribute to the public good by producing knowledge, engaging public policy, and by our commitment to social and scientific responsibilty in the communities we study.
We collectively acknowledge that Cal State Fullerton is located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. Before this land was colonized it was cared for and called home by the Tongva and Acjachemen Peoples. We recognize that this land holds great historical, spiritual, and personal significance for its original inhabitants.
To ensure that we are truly catalyzing change rooted in this social justice principle, Cal State Fullerton recognizes and continually support and advocate for the sovereignty of the Native nations in this territory and beyond. By offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm tribal sovereignty and our commitment to the tribes that historically called this land home.
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