David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology & Anthropology

B.A. Sociology & Anthropology

Program Overview

Sociology is the scientific study of social life, social change and the causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociology seeks to challenge commonly accepted explanations for human actions and social happenings by looking beyond surface content and systematically attempting to understand why things happen as they do.

The sociology major at High Point University is designed to provide students with a broad-based understanding of human behavior. Through coursework and hands-on learning experiences, students learn how to apply sociological theory and methodologies in order to critically assess situations, beliefs, policies and practices in an effort to identify possible solutions to social problems and facilitate positive social change at both the organizational and societal levels.

A Focused Curriculum

While students are required to take courses in both social theory and research methods, there is an emphasis on practical application. Most importantly, the major provides students with the flexibility to choose courses that are consistent with their life ambitions. Students planning to enter the job market after graduation may take advantage of internship opportunities. Those planning to pursue a graduate degree are encouraged to write a senior thesis and take advantage of the opportunities to engage in research practicums or collaborative research experiences with faculty.

Courses within the sociology major include:

  • Sociology of Mass Communication
  • Social and Global Inequalities
  • Visual Sociology and Social Documentation
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • International Migration
  • Sociology of Work and Family
  • Culture, Religion and Society
  • The Social Construction of Deviance
  • Health and Illness
  • Environment and Society


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