Sociology and Social Work
We shape students into future leaders who want to make a difference in the world. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities through the study of sociology or social work. If you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in law, business, education, health/medicine, or allied social work, a foundation in sociology will provide you with a strong understanding on how the world works. While sociology offers you theories and a global perspective on how the social world operates, you may instead want to work directly with people to address issues of poverty, mental illness, child abuse or neglect. A degree in social work will provide this hands-on education needed in a line of work where you directly impact another human life. Through the study of contemporary social problems, criminology, diversity of society or gerontology, students are prepared to be advocates for social justice and to work with people of all ages, races and social backgrounds. That, combined with a liberal arts core, ensures that our students leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to help others — and themselves — achieve meaningful, productive lives.