Sociology as your Major Sociology harnesses critical reason, analytical insight and quantitative methodology to untangle trends in social systems that would otherwise seem unfathomably complicated. This Major gives you the opportunity to master the concepts, theories and principles of sociology, and challenges you to set about applying them for yourself through inquisitive, independent thought and your own sociological research. Put simply, it's about developing the knack for asking interesting questions and acquiring the tools to answer them. Thanks to Surrey's unique approach to your personal, professional and intellectual development you can be sure that your learning will always address real situations and topical problems, with plenty of opportunities for you to get out of the classroom and gain some impressive experience (including the option of a Professional Training placement). Putting knowledge, analytical techniques and personal development together in this way will give you the insight to think critically about society. You will graduate having taken huge steps toward becoming an expert on the social issues arising from the way social systems, social institutions and social groups interact. Psychology as your Minor Because psychology is fundamentally about understanding people, and how they think, you can apply its perspectives, theories, principles and concepts across a huge range of academic disciplines. That makes this a great choice of Minor to complement any Major. As well as introducing you to a range of analytical tools for conducting and evaluating psychological research, this Minor will give you the ability to reflect on your own experiences and development. There is the opportunity to specialise in social, biological, cognitive or developmental psychology, along with a large range of complementary topics. You will also get a feel for the historical, economic, cultural and political influences exerted on the discipline, each of which affect the production of psychological knowledge about individuals and groups.