Sociology

Undergraduate: Major, Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Sociology is a science that studies, investigates and seeks to understand human behavior and social order. It is a growing field in our ever-changing society, as social research informs lawmakers, educators, businesses, non-profit agencies and other institutions. Consider sociology if you desire to help others and make a difference in the community and the world.

Program Description

Program coursework is diverse, covering a wide range of educational and career interests. You will study topics such as social change, health and wellness, race and ethnic relations and other specialized subjects. Combine classroom study, community-based learning, faculty research assistance, internships, and available study abroad programs and be well-prepared for public and private sector jobs in human services, criminal justice and business.

Earn membership in the Sociology honor society, a fellowship group dedicated to promoting human welfare through scientific knowledge applied to the solution of social problems. Add a minor in child, family and community studies and develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of family within society.

Highlighted Courses

  • SOC 111 Social Problems
  • SOC 432 Social Theory
  • SOC 273 Social Movements and Social Change
  • SOC 291 Gender and Society

Distinctions

Faculty members have received numerous National Science Foundation grants as well as local and state grants to support social research initiatives.

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Destinations in 13 countries for available study abroad programs.

Climate Justice and Community Engagement: Addressing the Climate Crisis

Canisius offers lifelong learning classes for those in the community wanting to take non-credit classes to continue learning in an area that intersts them. The Sociology department will be offering a class on Climate Justice for those interested in social and historical trajectory of climate change as well as a review of the UN Sustainability Goals and practices and the classification of a climate in crisis.

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