The Study of Everyday Life

Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. In fact, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory and application of knowledge!

What Will I Learn?

Sociology students learn a variety of research methods and social theories used to study both large-scale and small-scale patterns of social relationships and processes by which these patterns change.

Human Communities
A Sociology minor is a great fit for any field, whether it's Urban and Regional Studies, Social Change and Development, Business Administration, or more.

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Sociology Jobs
A Sociology background provides a strong liberal arts preparation for entry-level positions throughout the business, social service, and government world.

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Foundation for Extended Learning
The Sociology minor provides good preparation for students going on to graduate work in programs such as sociology, social work, nursing, psychology, and more.

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American Sociological Association
As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association is well positioned to provide a unique set of services and resources to its members.

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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Sociology at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay's Harvey Kaye

Meet Dr. Dana Atwood

Dr. Atwood is on the faculty of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her research interests focus on gender & sexualities, animal interaction, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Atwood's current research focus involves domestic violence victimization and human-animal interaction. More specifically, she is exploring the intersections of various victims’ experiences of interpersonal violence. It is her hope that her research can be used to enhance policy regarding victim advocacy.

Dr. Atwood is here to help! If you have any questions about the Sociology program, please contact us!

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