Sociology investigates people in groups—from friendship networks and communities to entire nations. Sociologists study social groups and seek explanations for social stability and social change. They advance critical thinking on such topics as social inequality, racial and ethnic conflict, law and justice, social and political movements, immigration, education, health, the family, and the role of gender and sexuality. Studying sociology gives students a perspective on social life that transcends personal experience. It encourages a deep understanding of important trends in modern society. The Sociology major lets students explore diverse interests while developing critical and analytical skills to prepare for a wide range of careers.