Sociology is a vibrant and exciting discipline that prepares you to make a difference in our society. The faculty is committed to helping you develop personally and professionally into the “movers and shakers” that will positively influence the world of tomorrow. Our program focuses on civic engagement, social justice, and global change.

As a sociology student you can expect to gain a broad understanding of how societies operate, and more in-depth understanding of particular institutions, (e.g., health care, labor and industry, popular culture), and issues (e.g., environment, sex, gender, racism, globalization). Graduates of our program are well prepared for graduate school, medical and law school, and direct entry to the public and private sector.

Department Activities, Off-Campus Trips, and Internships

Sociology majors and minors are encouraged to be active in a number of campus organizations and research projects and to complete an internship experience. Students have completed internships as such settings as: Women’s Aid in Crisis, Stockert Youth Center, U.S. State Department, Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs, hospitals, schools, legislative offices, and other human service agencies.