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Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

Some amazing classes
you can take at Saint Leo

  • Deviance and Social Control
  • From Dating to Parenting: The Family in Cross-cultural Perspective
  • Medical Sociology
  • Global Social Change and Development
  • The Social Ladder: Inequality and Diversity in America
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations

Why choose Sociology at Saint Leo?

Why are some people poor and others rich? How do education levels, race, religion and class affect people's life chances? How are our actions in America related to what happens throughout the world? Sociologists study society and social behavior. They seek to understand the way groups think and interact. They think about problems in society and how to best provide solutions. As a Saint Leo Sociology student, you’ll gain insights into social behavior and learn how to create change in your community and in the world around you.

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?

Conduct your own research project from start to finish using qualitative and quantitative methods and advanced statistical techniques. With an open mind, compare social phenomena across different cultures to understand groups, organizations and institutions, and make an impact as a lawmaker, administrator, educator or researcher.

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

Professional development opportunities.

Internships

Students have interned with hospice care providers, trial attorneys, circuit family court judges, migrant self-help organizations, Tampa AIDS Network and Saint Leo’s Office of Institutional Research.

Conferences

Present your findings at sociology conferences in Florida and around the U.S.

Technology

Learn to use industry-standard analysis software, including Excel and SPSS.

Research

Conduct your own original research for credit, or assist professors with theirs. Gather information through market research, opinion polls, program evaluations and interviews.

Co-curricular activities

Interact with peers and professionals in the Sociology club and at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Association.

Service learning

Volunteer at Meals on Wheels or Habitat for Humanity through Saint Leo's bi-annual Community Service Day. Participate in an alternative spring break to a Costa Rican orphanage or an Alaskan national park. Lobby legislators in Tallahassee on the issues that impassion you.
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