Every day, humans are impacted by, driven to, and motivated around a multifaceted and intersectional web of the social worlds in which we live. Understanding social human behavior is crucial to building impactful solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Solutions that are mindful of each individual stakeholder’s perspectives and complex social fabric – a formula calculated to create meaningful, lasting change.
Sociology makes for a great area of study if you want to work with people in any field because that’s exactly what sociology is – understanding people! People’s motivations, privileges, families, cultures, social constructs, childhood dynamics, the list goes on. It makes for empathetic individuals who can go on to successful careers as social workers, lawyers, health care professionals, educators, and leaders in any field across the globe.