Whether you plan to pursue a career in the helping professions, public administration, law, business, politics or education, a bachelor’s degree in sociology from George Fox University is a great start.
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior, so it’s a versatile discipline that gives you plenty of career options. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations and societies, and how people interact within these contexts.
The sociology major serves as a broad liberal arts base for professions such as law, medicine, counseling, criminology/corrections, law enforcement, urban planning, social work, education and community development. It is also an excellent choice for those planning to become a college professor, researcher or applied sociologist. What further distinguishes our program is the fact we offer a Christian college environment that encourages not only academic – but spiritual – growth.
Choose from three concentrations:
Students interested in exploring in depth the relationships that comprise our communities and families can focus their studies through this concentration, which incorporates courses such as Men and Women in Society, Sociology of Families, Sociology of Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, and Crime and Deviance. Ultimately, this concentration ties into the objective of the major – to prepare students for admission into graduate programs, careers in higher education or research, and/or entry-level practice positions within a variety of private and public settings where knowledge of human relationships and methodological skills is helpful.
Students interested in sociology-related topics including international conflict and peace, men and women in society, cultural anthropology, sociology of families, sociology of sexuality, and race and ethnicity can tailor their degree with a global and cultural studies concentration. These courses specialize in helping students understand the reciprocal relationships between individuals and society, and how the self develops under the influence of societal and structural factors.
Students can take this concentration if they have a keen interest in social justice issues in society. The 18-hour concentration incorporates six classes, with options that include Men and Women in Society, Social Change, Social Stratification, Global Political Economy, and International Conflict and Peace.
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