As the study of social life, Sociology is focused on the examination of the relationships between individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, and social structures. Sociologists are particularly interested in the social roots and consequences of human actions and interactions, including social structure, culture, deviance, violence and crime, immigration, urbanization, social inequality, social policy, social movements, and social change. Sociology students have the opportunity to develop and use their sociological imaginations to better understand the social realities that influence and are influenced by their lives, experiences, and communities at the local, national, and global levels. In the Sociology curriculum, students employ sociological theories and quantitative and qualitative research methods as they hone their communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills. Students completing the Sociology curriculum are prepared for graduate studies in sociology and other social sciences as well as in law. Sociology students are also well-prepared for a vast and diverse array of careers that are not limited to research analysis, marketing research, public policy, public health, education, social services, criminal justice, advertising, public relations, human resources, government, activism, and advocacy.