The sociology major introduces students to the dynamic, multifaceted, and complex world of people. Geneva College’s program is designed to equip students to understand social theory particularly as it connects to the everyday social life of communities. Each portion of the sociology program is connected to a “real world” 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?
- Choose to specialize in Community Reconciliation and Renewal, American Culture Studies or Criminal Justice.
- Focus on service-learning
- Emphasis on urban and rural development and excellent internships in both areas
- Take a course on criminology alongside inmates at the Beaver County Jail.
- Experience City House, a unique living-learning community in downtown Beaver Falls.
- Numerous opportunities for hands-on experience in Pittsburgh and Beaver Falls communities.
Some classes you might take
- Social Change
- Seeking Reconciliation: Gender, Class and Race
- Work, Vocation and Leadership
What can you do with a sociology degree?
As liberal arts majors, sociology students don't prepare for a particular occupation but are equipped for a variety of fields. Here are a few examples of what recent grads are doing:
- Drug rehabilitation counseling
- Teaching Spanish and leading cross cultural trips
- Alternative education for teens not permitted in their public school
- Ph.D. studies in racial reconciliation
- Campus residence hall director
- Working with Young Life teen mothers