Academic Catalog

Sociology (BA)

Program Description

Majoring in Sociology allows you to do a systematic study of societies, groups, and human interaction. SPU sociology graduates have obtained graduate degrees in sociology, law, social work, public health, and public policy. Many of our graduates do applied research, work in social services and for non-profit organizations, as well as working in human resources. 

The Department of Sociology’s goals for students are to:

  • Develop a sociological imagination to critically apply sociological perspectives to social institutions and problems.
  • Learn the skills of research design, data collection, and data analysis.
  • Explore the interrelationship between Christian faith and sociology to critically and faithfully apply sociological knowledge in their work, communities, and spiritual lives.