Geneva College



Sociology Major

Visit the Geneva College history, political science and sociologyThe 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
  • Criminology

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


Point of Excellence

Geneva College placed in the Top 20 Regional College North Rankings as identified by U.S. News & World Report.

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Upcoming Events
October 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.
February 3, 2014
Geneva history alumnus to speak about American West
On March 31, Dr. John Fry ’91 will discuss “Almost Pioneers,” a first-hand account of homesteading in the early 1900s.
Study In England
Liberty and the Free Market Course in England
The early application deadline is January 31, 2014; the final application deadline is March 3, 2014. Space is limited to no more than 24 students.