BA Sociology

Sociologists study the groups we belong to, and how they influence our attitudes and interactions. As a Sociology student at a Saint Leo Education Center, you’ll gain insights into social behavior, and learn how to create change in your community.

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

  • Medical Sociology
  • Global Social Change and Development
  • The Social Ladder: Inequality and Diversity in America
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Social Research Methods I & II

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.

  • Project Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Charitable Marketing Specialist
  • Probation Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • School Administrator

Where are Saint Leo Sociology grads now?

  • Computer firms
  • Local public schools
  • Pasco County Sheriff's Office
  • County and state social service offices
  • Locally-owned businesses
  • Day care centers