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Curiosity about their environment often leads students to pursue sociology. "They want to understand what's happening to them and to understand the world around them," said Sociology Professor Mary Kay Schleiter. "They have some insights into how institutions affect people, and they want to make a difference in the world."
As a Parkside sociology major, you'll graduate well-prepared to begin your career. You'll leave the university with the confidence that comes from being closely involved with successful research projects and receiving positive feedback.
Parkside's sociology curriculum includes an understanding of theories and methods used by sociologists, as well as substantive areas to which these theories and methods are applied.
Learn more about the Sociology Department at Parkside.
Brown's agency has already made a strong impact. Research reveals that 1 in 4 teen moms will have a second child before their baby is one year old. Teens served by Brown's Foundations of Life have not had subsequent pregnancies, leading to a 100% success rate for the non-profit organization. "That's a huge outcome for us. Our approach is working," Brown said. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D while continuing to serve the community.