Schools for Sociology?

<p>Looking to major in sociology. Want urban/suburban school, 5000 students or less. I have a 1480 SAT, okay ECs, GPA is 3.63- would be 3.9 without freshman year. Anywhere that could give me good merit scholarships would be good. Any suggestions?</p>

<p>Just curious, what is sociology?</p>

<p>Basically, it's studying why people as a society do what they do. It's been described as "social psychology" (hence the name.)</p>




<p>U of Florida</p>



<p>In that order.</p>

<p>Uhh, did you even read my post? Specifically, "Want... 5000 students or less."</p>

<p>Tufts and Brandeis</p>

<p>First, note that some colleges will not use your freshman grades to calculate your GPA.</p>

<p>Second, you'll find a lot of small schools have small Sociology departments, though quality beats quantity most of the time. One school with an excellent department where you'd likely qualify for merit money would be Kenyon. Other strong LACs where merit money might be offered would include Grinnell, Occidental and College of Wooster, though they do have small departments. </p>

<p>Third, social psychology and sociology are separate disciplines, though areas of study certainly overlap. The focus of the former is individual behavior relative to others; of the latter, social groups and organization.</p>

<p>Some other possibilities: Bucknell, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, Oberlin, Pitzer (CA), Southwestern (TX), Trinity U (Texas), Lake Forest (IL), Knox (IL), Earlham (IN), Denison (Ohio)</p>

<p>Pitzer (Claremont Colleges) meets your criteria and is well known for their Sociology department.</p>

<p>Ibelieve swarthmore is very good in sociology.</p>

<p>I don't actually know the size of U of Chicago, but their faculty is quite famous in Sociological Research (The Chicago School applies to Sociology as well).</p>

<p>Oh, and Princess..."Uhh, did you even read my post?" - kind of rude? i just offered you advice. sorry i didn't inspect your post closer.</p>

<p>Just wondering, what can you do (career-wise) with sociology? I've always been interested in it but never wandered farther because I thought most people who studied sociology just became sociology professors or something...</p>

<p>I wondered the same thing. I wonder about lots of majors though, like medieval and renaissance studies, or other similar majors</p>