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Sociology Degree at St. Mary’s

Sociologists aim to better understand the social lives of individuals, groups, institutions, communities and societies in all of their complexity and interconnectedness.

The Sociology student develops analytic, research, and communication skills, and learns how to ask and answer social research questions by using data.

Our rigorous and academically challenging program builds a course foundation vital to a variety of fields and careers, and students are encouraged to complement their course experiences with professionalizing opportunities outside of the classroom, campus, or country.

Sociology at St. Mary’s University prepares students to contribute to solutions for some of the most complex and challenging social issues we experience in society today.

  • Preparing for Careers and Graduate School

    Talk to faculty about career and graduate school options. We will review programs for tailored interests, financial options, and current opportunities with accelerated degree programs affiliated with St. Mary’s and our partner universities. One of the most important things a student can do to prepare for a career and/or graduate school is to participate in faculty mentored research and get applied experience with an internship, study abroad or volunteerism.

    Potential careers for Sociology majors include:

    • Healthcare resource professional
    • Social service advocate
    • Data analyst
    • Market researcher
    • Policy analyst
    • Urban development specialist
    • Community health worker
    • DEI coordinator

Learn more about Sociology at St. Mary’s

Interested in pursuing a degree in Sociology? We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have. Feel free to reach out to speak to one of our dedicated faculty.

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