Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of
Arts in Sociology through the School of Math & Sciences. The Sociology program is designed to prepare graduates to be able to recognize and interpret existing sociological knowledge, to be able to construct sociological explanations for social phenomena, to be able to conduct sociological inquiry, and to be able to make sociological sense of relevant data.
Are You Ready To...
• Write a senior thesis
• Survey a group of people, such as the elderly, on their reactions to an event or trend, such as a recent crime wave
• Collect, observe, and calculate statistical data
• Critically and analytically read and write
• Expand your cultural, objective, and subjective viewpoints
It Helps To Be...
Curious, organized, and able to draw meaning from numbers and facts. Sociology majors deal with the big questions about how we can all best live together, so they're often interested in government and social services.
The work environment for someone who is a sociology major will vary, depending on the job - but most careers will involve sitting at a desk, routinely dealing with people, and sometimes long and stressful hours. Most work full-time, and some work on the weekends and holidays, depending on their career field of choice.
If you major in Sociology, you'll learn about how groups, organizations, and societies are structured. You'll study crime and violence, sex and gender, families, health and illness, work and leisure, ethnic relations, religions and cultures, social classes, and communities and cities. You'll study the rules that different groups of people have for living together, and the principles upon which groups of people are organized. You'll find out how these rules are created, how they are sustained, how they are broken, and how they give meaning to the lives of individuals.
American Sociological Association
National Association of Social Workers
National Network for Social Work Managers
National Organization for Human Services Education
International Sociological Association
Society for Applied and Clinical Sociology
American Counseling Association
Council on Social Work Education
Association of Social Work Boards