The Catholic University of America


Sociology is the study of the origin, development and nature of problems facing society. Students in this major examine human society and social behavior to examine how society works and how to effect positive social change. Sociology is multi-faceted; many sociologists choose to specialize in a particular area such as gerontology, education, gender roles, social inequality, population studies or marriage and the family.

CUA's Department of Sociology provides opportunities for students to investigate critical questions about the workings of their social world from the environments of the individual and the family, through the organization of schools, work places and churches, to the ways in which nations wage or avoid waging war. Students major in this study of social institutions and social processes for a variety of reasons and anticipate diverse career possibilities, especially those which require computer assisted data analysis.