Lots of people ask me (or mean to ask but don't dare) why to major in Sociology. First of all, my daughter's choice makes them wonder. Secondly, and I have to confess - less, my Master's degree in Sociology. My explanations seem unconvincing to them. Following the link there is a long detailed well-founded explanation (almost the same I always say:)) http://creativesociology.blogspot.com/2011/09/to-parents-of-sociology-majors.html Personally I will make use of some ideas from here in case I'm asked again. As for you, dear students, it is useful to read in order to make the right choice at some point of your life. Read and enjoy!