Sociology introduces students to the dynamic, multifaceted and complex world of people. With a community development focus, Geneva’s program equips students to understand social theory related to the everyday social life of communities. And each portion of the sociology program is connected to a valuable and practical hands-on experience. As with all of Geneva′s programs, special attention is given to the unique contribution Christians can make in the social realm as loving service to Christ.
Why choose sociology at Geneva College?
- With only 33 required credits in the major, Geneva’s program is incredibly flexible and interdisciplinary, enabling students to tailor their education to fit their personal strengths and goals by choosing a minor or second major
- Emphasis on urban and rural community development and excellent internship opportunities in both areas
- Go beyond theory through experiences in Pittsburgh and other nearby communities
- Take a course on criminology side-by-side with prison inmates
- Experience City House, a unique living-learning community in downtown Beaver Falls
- Work with citizens, business owners, churches, schools and city officials to restore the local community through the Beaver Falls Community Development Corporation
- And more
Some classes you might take
- Social Change
- Introduction to Community Development
- Restoring the City
- International Justice
What can you do with a sociology degree?
Sociology graduates are equipped for employment in a wide variety of fields and are frequently employed in helping professions, business and various public sector positions. Employment opportunities include entry-level positions in administration, advertising, banking, counseling, community planning, health services, journalism, group and recreation work, marking, sales, human resources and social services.
Some examples include:
- Adoption Agent
- Alcohol and Drug Case Worker
- City Planner
- Community Development
- Family Guidance Clinic Worker
- Freedom Worker
- Historic Preservation
- Mental Health Worker
- Parole/Probation Officer