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Department of Sociology (SOC)


Full-time Faculty of the Department


Departmental Objectives

General Objectives

  • To assist students in the development of a sociological perspective for interpreting human social behavior.

  • To encourage the development of personal and professional responsibility as educated persons of faith.

  • To enhance students' understanding of, and ability to function in, diverse societies.

  • To enable students to understand the role and contribution of the social sciences in contemporary society.


Professional Objectives

  • To enhance students' abilities to use sociological perspectives and methods.

  • To develop the capability to systematically analyze human behavior and social arrangements.

  • To provide quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates to enter graduate school or sociology career fields.


Majors and Minors

Human Relations
Major in Sociology
Urban Ministry / Urban Studies
Minor in Sociology