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Why I Majored in Sociology

Kristen Softley ’17

I took Intro to Sociology during my first semester at Pomona, and I was hooked right away! I feel connected to sociology’s goal of analyzing the relationship between individuals and society because it helps me explain my own personal experiences and connects them to larger social processes. It also allows me to learn about the social experiences of others, both those that are similar to and very different from my own. The study of social phenomena is interesting, complicated, and practically applicable. I believe that exploring and understanding how our social realities function can enable us to improve social conditions for all. On top of all of that, our professors are incredibly knowledgeable and kind, and their commitment to helping us learn is one of my favorite things about majoring in sociology!