If you want to be a scientist, I really don't think you're going to be led away from that by a sociology degree.
I did a test tube shaking, microscope squinting, bug hunting degree and if someone had tried to recruit me to sociology, I would have thought they were retarded. Incidentally, 80% of my class were women. In the mid-80s.
Engineering was, I noted, overwhelmingly male. I think that has something to do with the beer drinking requirements.