Mercyhurst University's bachelor of arts degree in applied sociology provides a core of knowledge, fist hand experience with conducting research, and the necessary social values to prepare students for careers or advanced degrees in the field of sociology. The program maintains an educational philosophy characterized by the sharing of learning between professor and student. Students with sociological research and theoretical skills will find themselves with a critical vantage point to prepare for the emergent occupational roles within our rapidly changing society. The department offers senior students options for a thesis, local internship, paid cooperative education placement or a Washington, D.C. internship. Topics of study include Sociology, Families in a Changing Society, Human Needs and Global Problems, Contemporary Social Problems, Sociological Research Methods, Contemporary Sociological Theory, and Statistics in Social Science.


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Laura Lewis
Chair, Department of Applied Sociology
Office: Preston 108
Phone: 814-824-2359