In the first quarter of 2017, more than 3 million people applied for Sociology degrees in the United States, the highest number since 2008.
And that number only grew from a year earlier, with a total of 2.5 million people applying for sociology degrees in 2016, according to the American Sociological Association.
The trend is especially notable given the high number of people who applied for sociology programs in the US during the presidential election.
In the months leading up to the election, the US Census Bureau said more than 7 million Americans applied for at least one sociology degree.
Sociology programs are also growing across the country, as more and more universities across the US offer them.
But the popularity of sociology programs has also been fueled by the rise of social media.
The number of students applying for a sociology degree is growing rapidly, with more and, more, universities offering a sociology course online.
There are now more than 8,000 sociology programs available in the U.S., according to The College Board.
“A lot of students are taking sociology as a tool in their education,” said Adam Stott, the director of the College Board’s Sociology Department.
“In the past, sociology was taught in the classroom, and they were taught through the history of social movements.”
Stott said that in a world where social media is spreading like wildfire, the rise in applications is especially significant.
“We think the social media has been a major factor in this increase,” he said.
Stott noted that sociology has been gaining more popularity in the past several years, as students are able to pursue more advanced courses.
“They can now take their sociology degree in their first year of study,” he told Polygon.
“And they can also take the course online and then transfer it to their next degree.”
Social media has also helped make it more accessible to people who might not have previously been interested in sociology.
“People are increasingly interested in social justice and how it impacts the world,” said Stott.
“Sociology is a field that has been around for a long time, and students who take the sociology course can then take a sociology major.”
Sociological majors are also becoming more popular, with many of them taking an associate degree.
“The college has a very well-rounded curriculum and a good balance between social justice, political science, and social and economic justice,” said Andrew Lea, an associate professor of sociology at Emory University in Atlanta.
“If you want to make sure that you’re getting the best value out of your time and your degree, you want that in the mix.”
But while students are more likely to take a social justice course in their senior year, Lea also notes that they should also take an economic history course as well.
“If you are interested in economics, and you’re interested in the labor movement, and in the social movement movement, then sociology is really good in terms of providing a good overview of the history,” he added.
In the coming months, the college will be announcing plans to expand its online sociology courses, which are now available at most major universities in the country.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and the College of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have already launched programs, with plans to add more to those in the future.
Stot said the College will also be offering a new graduate degree in sociology and an associate in sociology degree program.
The two programs will be offered in partnership with the American Psychological Association.
“The social and political movements that took place in the world in the last century really changed the world, and we should look at what that means for sociology,” he explained.