As a sociology major at Saint Joseph's University, you will study social issues at both a local and global level to better understand the world around you. In the spirit of Jesuit education, you will teach others to make a difference by being individuals who are "with and for others."
What is a Sociology Major?
Within the sociology department at Saint Joseph’s University, most of our research and teachings are based in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Join us as we ask and study a range of questions, including:
- Why do so few of us live in racially diverse neighborhoods?
- What social factors lead to domestic violence?
- How do working-class students experience collegiate life at wealthy universities?
- Can low-income Philadelphia residents feed their families healthy food on a SNAP budget?
- How do the media and our environment shape our perceptions of body image?
Ways to Study Sociology
This program is available as a major and a minor. Many students often decide to double major or add minors to their studies. Common additional areas of study that students interested in sociology also pursue include:
- Criminal Justice
- Health Studies
- Political Science
What Can You Do With a Major in Sociology?
As a graduate, you will be prepared to pursue an impactful and fulfilling career in various fields, with these professional job options:
- Social worker
- Health care administrator
How Will Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Career in Sociology?
The Department of Sociology understands the value of internship opportunities and supports you in finding internships. As a sociology major, you are able to co-author research papers with your professors.
Sociology majors are able to take part in a wide variety of service-learning opportunities, including: