Sociology is the scientific study of society, including social behavior, groups, relationships, and institutions. The subjects students can study within the major are diverse, including race and ethnicity, popular culture, gender and sexuality, crime and deviance, the environment and more. The field of sociology helps illuminate the social causes and consequences of important issues from the personal to the global level. The undergraduate degree provides strong preparation for a variety of business, social service, and governmental careers, and/or graduate school. The program emphasizes practical and theoretical skills including: critical thinking about the social world, writing and communication skills, and community engagement.