Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Degree
Explore the factors that make up our fascinating society through the Bachelor of Science in sociology degree at the University of Mount Union. Our dynamic curriculum will prepare you for a variety of careers through diverse course offerings that focus on race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class.
Our expert faculty provide personalized advising sessions and the opportunity to collaborate on published research that advances the field of sociology. Utilizing the knowledge learned in classrooms and labs, you will be provided with learning experiences that develop valuable skills in real-world settings.
About the Program
The sociology major at Mount Union offers in-depth study on important industry concepts in both theory and practice. Combined with our exceptional Integrative Core, you will be a well-rounded leader ready for a career that fuels your passions or enrollment in your first-choice graduate school.
Through our well-connected faculty and Office of Career Development, you will join the array of alumni who have earned esteemed internships in hospitals, social service, and law enforcement. Our sociology program also offers flexibility for you to double major, allowing you to explore your passions while readying you for the next step on your journey.
Sociology Quick Facts
- 44 credit hours within the sociology degree program
- 32 credit hours in the well-rounded Integrative Core
- Collaborate on important research with peers and faculty
- Intern with local or regional offices and organizations
- Pair your sociology major with a relevant major or minor
Learn more about the Degree in Sociology
Discover the difference you can make with the Bachelor of Science in sociology degree program at Mount Union. Building on your internship, research experiences, and theoretical knowledge, you will be ready to be an influential leader in the field that drives your passion.
Race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class – you’ll explore these and other social factors through our major in sociology. You will also learn how they effect organizations and how they operate. You will have a wide variety of courses to explore, from diversity to deviance to family. Such courses include “Minority Group Relations” and “Family Violence.”
After successful completion of the sociology degree program at the University of Mount Union, students will demonstrate:
- Understanding of the scientific method and its application through qualitative and quantitative research designs used in sociology.
- Understanding of both general sociological theory as well as middle range theory unique to the substantive areas within sociology.
- Competence in communicating mastery of sociological knowledge in both written and oral form.
- Competence in applying sociological knowledge to real-life situations.
Students can intern at hospitals, police and probation departments; county prosecutor’s and public defender’s offices; agencies that treat alcoholism, drug abuse and mental illness; business corporations; non-profit organizations; retirement centers and nursing homes; and state and private agencies that work with juvenile delinquency, spousal abuse and children.
Organizations and Hands-On Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to get involved in the more than 80 organizations at Mount Union including the Sociology Club and Pi Gamma Mu, a national social science honorary. Students will also be able to gain hands-on experience and put classroom knowledge to work through various opportunities, including:
- Opportunities for internships at hospitals or police stations
- Research with peers or faculty
The Department of Social Sciences frequently brings sociology graduates of Mount Union back to campus to discuss opportunities in the field with current students.
Sociology is a field that is increasingly being incorporated into the research of other disciplines. Overall, employment of sociologists is expected to grow 22% through 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, as projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Potential careers for sociology majors include a number of rewarding professions in various fields.
- Child and Family Support Services
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