Major: Rural Sociology
Sociology is the scientific study of groups of humans. So, Rural Sociology is the scientific study of groups of humans who live out in the country. At some schools, Rural Sociology is offered as a minor only and, at others, it is offered only to graduate students.
Rural sociologists analyze the problems of rural people and their communities all over the world. It's a good thing, too, because rural areas are pivotal in providing for national and international energy needs, national defense, agricultural production, and outdoor recreation.
If you major in Sociology, you'll learn about how groups, organizations, and societies are structured in rural communities. You'll study crime and violence, sex and gender, families, health and illness, work and leisure, ethnic relations, religions and cultures, and social classes. You'll also study the very fascinating ways in which perpetually increasing technology affects and transforms rural life.