The study of Sociology gives students the ability to observe human behavior, analyze data, and collaborate with others to achieve desired social change. Students study thematic areas: crime and deviance, diversity and inequality, socialization and interaction, globalization and social change. The Sociology major is designed to illustrate the sociological perspective, helping students to develop skills in critical thinking and in using the tools of sociology.
The mission of the Sociology Department is to provide our students with the theoretical and substantive knowledge to participate as skilled professionals within the institutions and organizations that shape our region.
Advising & Retention
Scheduling an Advising appointment with Sociology Department:Select "Advising" from the drop-down menu. Then select "Sociology Department". The next drop-down menu includes a list of services the Sociology Department offers. Please select the required service (likely "Sociology Major Advising"). Click on "Next" and on the next page will list the days and times available.Face-to-face advising is no longer allowed, so please indicate if you would prefer a phone meeting or a zoom meeting in the comments section.If you desire a zoom meeting, make sure you have signed up for Zoom. To do so, go to the following URL: csus.zoom.us. You will log on with Saclink ID and an account will be set up for you. Once you have set an appointment, an email will be sent to you for a meeting invitation. If you prefer a phone meeting, identify in the comment section and then call in at the appropriate time at the following number: 916-278-6522.