Sociology

Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture of everyday life. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance, and change or social evolution. While some sociologists conduct research that may be applied directly to social policy and welfare, others focus primarily on refining the theoretical understanding of social processes. Subject matter ranges from the micro-sociology level of individual agency and interaction to the macro level of systems and the social structure.

The different traditional focuses of sociology include social stratification, social class, social mobility, religion, secularization, law, sexuality, gender, and deviance. As all spheres of human activity are affected by the interplay between social structure and individual agency, sociology has gradually expanded its focus to other subjects, such as health, medical, economy, military and penal institutions, the Internet, education, social capital, and the role of social activity in the development of scientific knowledge.

The range of social scientific methods has also expanded. Social researchers draw upon a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. The linguistic and cultural turns of the mid-20th century led to increasingly interpretative, hermeneutic, and philosophic approaches towards the analysis of society. Conversely, the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s have seen the rise of new analytically, mathematically, and computationally rigorous techniques, such as agent-based modelling and social network analysis.

Social research informs politicians and policy makers, educators, planners, legislators, administrators, developers, business magnates, managers, social workers, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, and people interested in resolving social issues in general. There is often a great deal of crossover between social research, market research, and other statistical fields.

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Scholarships for Sociology Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

$34,000 February 09, 2022 See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Beinecke Scholarship Program

award

$34,000

deadline

February 09, 2022
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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

award

$25,000

deadline

Varies
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$19,000

deadline

Varies
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Minority Fellowship - American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

$18,000 January 31, 2022 See Details
 

Minority Fellowship - American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

award

$18,000

deadline

January 31, 2022
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Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $25,000 Varies See Details
 

Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

Varies
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McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

$17,000 January 15, 2022 See Details
 

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Florida Education Fund

award

$17,000

deadline

January 15, 2022
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Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

$14,000 Varies See Details
 

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

award

$14,000

deadline

Varies
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Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

$11,500 November 16, 2021 See Details
 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

award

$11,500

deadline

November 16, 2021
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Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

$10,000 Varies See Details
 

Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

award

$10,000

deadline

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City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $9,000 Varies See Details
 

City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

award

Up to $9,000

deadline

Varies
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