Sociology is the science of human relationships, ranging from interpersonal relationships to international relationships. It reveals how these relationships are developed, structured, and changed, and it helps us understand how people are shaped by factors outside of their own hearts and minds, not just by biological or psychological factors inside themselves. Enabled with an advanced ability to think analytically, critically, and creatively, and to understand both ourselves and others better, we are then further equipped to serve others more effectively at the personal, organizational, national, or international levels. And to do it with Christian sensitivities.
For entry into the Sociology major or Sociology Advanced major, a grade of "C" or better in any Sociology course is required. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.
For entry into the Sociology Internship major, students must have 75 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Sociology including 6 credit hours of Introduction to Sociology, a 3.0 GPA or higher, and approval by a Faculty Supervisor after a personal interview.
For entry into the Sociology Honours major, students must have 75 credit hours of accumulated academic credit, with 18 credit hours in Sociology including 6 credit hours of Introduction to Sociology, and a 3.0 GPA or higher.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
Graduates build careers in a vast array of human or social services, including humanitarian aid, social work, disaster relief, human resources, social policy analysis, education, criminal justice, counseling, civil service, law, community affairs, journalism, and much, much more. Some first pursue graduate studies in fields closely related to sociology.