Why Major in Sociology?
The BA in Sociology—with its broad scope of study topics including social change, group relations, social problems, urban dynamics, immigration, social inequality, family systems, majority/minority relations, religion, and others—offers students skills that will enable them to be effective agents of transformation in any sector of society. Jobs are often found in business, social services, health services, law, community development, government, the non-profit sector, international relations, education, and research. The BA in Sociology is a valuable asset in the pursuit of a fulfilling career in promoting human flourishing. To learn more about sociology, watch this video by the American Sociological Association: "Sociologists on Sociology."
Why Choose Eastern?
- Academic Excellence: Since 2008, Eastern University sociology students have placed at or near the 95th percentile on the Major Field Test (MFT) every year *.
- Personal Attention from Expert Faculty: Our personable, supportive, and innovative faculty have a deep interest in the success of their students. Every full-time faculty member holds a PhD.
- Faculty committed to Faith, Reason, and Justice: Our faculty are explicitly committed to Christian faith and its integration with reason and justice. Academic rigor and a proven record of commitment to social transformation are hallmarks of the program.
- Global Outlook: Our program offers a distinctly global flavor and outlook.
- Opportunities for Meaningful Internships: Our program offers opportunities for hands-on learning in easily accessible urban, suburban, and even rural settings.
- Unique Study Abroad Program: The Study Abroad in Malawi Program exposes interested students to people experiencing significant material poverty in the demographically majority world.
*The Sociology Major Field Test (MFT) from Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a national assessment tool for sociology majors. Covering such core topics as theory, research/statistics, and critical thinking, the MFTs assess the mastery of concepts, principles, and knowledge expected of students at the conclusion of their academic coursework. Through the ETS National Comparative Data Guide, Eastern students in the program are compared with similar students in various sociology programs across the United States.
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Sociology seeks to equip students with critical thinking and analytical skills that enable them to understand human behavior as shaped by social forces, structures, and processes, and to integrate that understanding with the Christian faith as they strive to improve people’s life chances.