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Make An Impact On Society

Do you hope to become an advocate for change in the creation of a more just society?

A variety of student service opportunities are available for students at Seton Hill University.Through the study of sociology at Seton Hill, you will learn to view societies as whole entities encompassing the entire range of social life, from families and community associations, to nation states and international organizations. Sociology majors at Seton Hill are trained to use theoretical tools and research techniques, and learn to apply the results of their investigations in accordance with ethical principles to support the betterment of society.

Why Earn a Degree in Sociology at Seton Hill University?

Seton Hill's Sociology Program has a special focus in peace and justice, with an emphasis on the positive impact of cultural diversity on societies at both the local and global levels. You will benefit from a strong foundation in the liberal arts, coupled with fundamental learning in sociology, and immerse yourself in a variety of topics that include:

  • Human behavior from a sociological perspective
  • Leading classical and contemporary sociological theories
  • Environment and society
  • Historical and contemporary roles of racial, ethnic, class and gender differences globally and in American society
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Latinos in the U.S.
  • The American Sociological Society (ASA) code of ethics, and how they are applied to case studies that professionals typically confront
  • Contemporary problems and possible solutions that are consistent with the goal of creating a more just and equitable world 

Considering a Minor?

Students in the Sociology Program are encouraged to consider a minor in Gender & Women's Studies or Genocide & Holocaust Studies. Seton Hill also offers a minor in sociology

Study Abroad

Begin your career as a scholar and a professional - on an international level. During our January and May terms, Seton Hill students have the opportunity to travel around the world (and to all parts of the U.S.) to participate in courses and earn credits that count towards their degree.

Study abroad opportunities are available for studentsOpportunities for sociology majors include planned trips to Israel and Ybor City, Florida. Our Study Abroad Office will assist you if you're interested in making plans to study abroad independently, at a partner university in another country or through programs offered by other universities or outside services.

Field & Research Experience

Seton Hill University is named among the Colleges of Distinction

All Sociology majors at Seton Hill are required to complete at least one internship in the field before graduation. Internships are individually designed to further the career goals of each student, and to engage sociology majors with the community around them as they advocate for social change. Students also have the opportunity to initiate research projects and to participate in faculty research.

Seton Hill University's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will work with you to find meaningful professional experiences, create your resumé and prepare for your future career or graduate school. 

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