Psychology vs. Sociology: What’s the Difference Between the Majors?

When you think of psychology and sociology, it’s easy to imagine that the focus is on, well, [...]people and behavior. One major (sociology) takes more of a macro view, focused on societies and cultures. . The other—psychology— takes a micro approach. “Psychology is looking at the individual person rather than society,” says Dinah Sher Gongora (CAS’24), a senior majoring in psychology. “And then some more biology, neuroscience. Very STEM-heavy subjects.”

In the latest installment of our video series, Compare Mode, which pairs two Terriers from similar majors and asked them to talk about what makes their respective programs unique, Gongora and her video co-host, sociology major Sofia Marin (CGS’22, CAS’24), talk about how their majors differ from one another, the kinds of courses each takes, the academic demands each program requires and the internship possibilities available in both fields.

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