Sociology - Social Justice & Inequality

Sociology is the study of human social life with a focus on understanding groups and social institutions. Majors develop their learning in areas of study that address culture, the family, gender, race and ethnicity, social justice and criminology (among others). Studying sociology enables students to critically engage the social world and use their skills and insights to work for Kingdom values in a wide variety of institutions. Sociological skills are useful in a broad range of work environments including non-profits, churches, businesses, government and law.

This scholarship competition will consist of writing one essay and an interview. Recent events have lead some to question the degree to which the United States has realized full equality for all of its citizens. For the competition, you will write an essay analyzing a contemporary issue (of your choice) in inequality and explaining its consequences for social justice. You will have up to 45 minutes to write this essay. The interview questions from faculty will focus on your experience and interest in social justice and inequality. Applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare questions to ask the faculty about the sociology program.