Undergraduate Program

Why major in Sociology?

William and Mary is among the best liberal arts colleges, and we personally believe that Sociology is among the best liberal arts majors (We are admittedly biased in this respect). Sociologists study many of the major issues of the day: crime, immigration, globalization, sexuality, families. Sociology employs a wide variety of empirical and theoretical tools, and we are committed to helping you understand the full range of methods that we use.
The Sociology major provides an excellent liberal arts background for many postgraduate programs and for careers including public service and administration, law, business, medicine, and journalism. We are amazed, but not surprised, at the variety of paths our alumni take. Our alumni regularly share their gratitude for the quality of training they received as a graduate of W&M Sociology, as it has served them well.