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Sociology at Kent State Stark

Sociology is the scientific study of social life, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.

For undergraduates, the Department of Sociology provides courses meeting the Kent Core, diversity, minor and major requirements. For sociology majors we teach the application of social science theory, methodology, and empirical findings to gain an understanding of social structure and processes. Undergraduate students are prepared for a wide variety of occupations and careers.


  Sociology at Kent State Stark

Students can complete all requirements for the B.A. in sociology in the following concentrations at Kent State Stark:
  • Sociology Degree
    - General Sociology
    - Social Inequalities
    - Social Problems, Deviance & Crime
    - Sociological Social Psychology


  Sociology Minor at Kent State Stark

Students can complete the sociology minor in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

Career Opportunities

A degree in sociology prepares students for a wide variety of jobs in such sectors as health services, counseling, community programs, journalism, group and recreation work, sales and marketing, human resources, social services, the criminal justice system, public administration, government programs, and social research. Sociology not only provides students with a strong liberal arts background in scientific and humanistic perspectives of social life, but also enables them to develop investigative skills in research design, statistics, and data analysis which will be useful when entering the labor market.