BA Sociology - Applied & Clinical

With a specialization in clinical/applied sociology, you will be qualified for a wide variety of client-based positions, including:

  • Counselor/support group facilitator (e.g., addiction)
  • Teacher/trainer (e.g., grief support)
  • Mitigation expert/mediator (e.g., death penalty support of families; divorce court)
  • Organizational consultant (e.g., support in downsizing and rebuilding of trust)
  • Program evaluator (e.g., turnaround specialist for businesses/agencies in crisis)
  • Community consultant (help groups, such as victims of elder abuse, and ethnic/refugee communities, advocate for themselves on matters of public policy)
  • Mediator (e.g., conflict resolution in businesses)
  • Advocate/consultant (e.g., labor union)

Why choose Sociology at Saint Leo?

Saint Leo’s Sociology faculty will help you reach your individual goals—whether you want to make an impact as a lawmaker, administrator, educator or researcher. Saint Leo offers convenient classes for a range of students—those just starting their careers, and experienced professionals who want to retool and advance to the next step.

Explore cutting-edge issues in sociology—including globalization, race, gender, urbanization, and medical and environmental matters. Learn how to conduct research and analyze data, searching for answers to vital questions: How do we solve problems like poverty and homelessness? How does public policy impact U.S. family life? How can state-sanctioned punishment reduce criminal deviance?

With an open mind, compare social phenomena across different cultures to understand groups, organizations and institutions, and give yourself a competitive edge in the global job market.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Practicing Sociology
  • Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Medical Sociology
  • Sociology of Aging

Professional development opportunities

  • Research: Conduct your own research project from start to finish using qualitative and quantitative methods, advanced statistical techniques and industry-standard software. Gather information through market research, opinion polls, program evaluations and interviews.
  • Internships: Sociology students have interned with hospice care providers, trial attorneys, circuit family court judges, migrant self-help organizations, Tampa AIDS Network and Saint Leo University’s Office of Institutional Research.

What can you do with a degree in Sociology?

A Sociology degree opens doors to careers in business, government, education, social services, marketing, law enforcement and international consulting.

  • Counselor/support group facilitator
  • Teacher/trainer
  • Mitigation expert/mediator
  • Organizational consultant
  • Program evaluator
  • Community consultant
  • Advocate/consultant