Sociology is the systematic study of social life. Sociologists study social processes in human societies including interactions, institutions, and change. At UH West O‘ahu, courses are provided in three broad areas of substantive study: social psychology, organizations, and stratification.
The concentration in Sociology provides students with a general background in these substantive areas, empirical research skills (both quantitative and qualitative), and opportunities to engage in original research. The program also encourages and supports interdisciplinary work, partnering with other Social Sciences concentrations, the Humanities, and professional studies. Courses are offered in-class and through distance learning instruction.