Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


The major in sociology provides students with an understanding of human society, social relationships, and group behavior.

Students majoring in Sociology learn the field’s theoretical concepts, analytical skills, and research methods. Field experiences are an important feature of the major. The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology includes two semesters of foreign language study. Students majoring in sociology are also required to complete a 20-credit minor in another academic field.

At a Glance

  • Prepares students for their careers through service learning opportunities.
  • Full-year internship in senior year.
  • Key academic tools necessary for graduate study.
  • Dynamic, dedicated faculty experts in various fields.
  • Students are challenged to read, critically think, write and articulate ideas and insights.
  • One-on-one faculty mentoring is the norm.


Courses in the sociology major cover a wide range of topics, including: principles of sociology, methods of social research, statistical analysis, race and ethnic relations, development of sociological theory, and more.

Sociology Minor

minor in sociology is available and requires 20 hours of course work.

Gender Studies Minor

minor in gender studies is also available and requires 20 credit hours.

Social Justice Minor

minor in social justice is available and requires 20 credit hours.

Social Service Profession

minor in social service profession is available and requires 20 credit hours.


Sr. Michele Aronica
Sr. Michele AronicaProfessor of Sociology
PhD, Boston College
MA, CW Post College, Long Island University
BA, Saint Joseph’s College
John J. McAuliffe
John J. McAuliffeAssistant Professor of Sociology
MTh, Loyola University
MSSW, University of Louisville
BA, Saint Francis College
Katrina Hoop
Katrina HoopAssociate Professor, Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice
PhD, Loyola University Chicago
MA, Loyola University Chicago
BA, Northeastern University