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The Sociology Program at Seton Hill has a special focus on peace and justice, and an emphasis on the positive impact of cultural diversity on societies at both the local and global levels.

The Program

At Seton Hill, students in the Sociology Program benefit from a strong foundation in the liberal arts coupled with fundamental learning in sociology, including study of:

  • Human behavior from the sociological perspective.
  • Leading classical and contemporary sociological theories.
  • Environment and society.
  • Historical and contemporary roles of racial, ethnic, class and gender differences in American society and globally.
  • 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 professionals typically confront.
  • Contemporary problems and possible solutions that are consistent with the goal of creating a more just and equitable world.

The Sociology Program strongly suggests that sociology majors consider a minor in women’s studies or genocide and Holocaust studies. (Seton Hill also offers a minor in sociology.)