Sociology is the scientific investigation of the social world that provides students with a deeper understanding of themselves, social problems, and social institutions. Most importantly, sociology equips students with the skills necessary to engage in social science research and elicit social change.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) offered in On-campus formats.
About Sociology at Lindenwood University
The Lindenwood University Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Public Health offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in sociology requiring 37-40 credit hours.
The Sociology program at Lindenwood has grown over 60% in the last five years and pride itself on providing students with many experiences and opportunities to best prepare them for the job market and/or graduate school. The advantages of majoring in Sociology at Lindenwood include, but are not limited to:
- Undergraduate research and internship opportunities built into the curriculum
- An applied focus to prepare students to use their knowledge and skill to solve social problems
- Assigned faculty advisors/mentors to provide academic, career, and internship guidance
- Concentration electives within the curriculum to allow students to explore interdisciplinary interests and opportunities
- Total credit hours that allow for double major opportunities
What Your Future Holds
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for sociologists is $83,420. The current job market shows approximately 3,200 sociology jobs within the United States at a 4% growth rate. Sociology majors are trained to conduct research, analyze situations, and critically evaluate problems for both non-profits and for-profit companies. Recent Lindenwood graduates have gained employment at the following locations:
- Department of Veteran Affairs
- Compass Health Network
- Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois
- Rebuilding Together St. Louis
- Department of Children and Family Services
- The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri
- Allegis Global Solutions
Visit Sociology at Work for national data and information on sociology careers.
Contact the Lindenwood University Sociology Department
For more information about Sociology at Lindenwood University, please call Dr. Suzanne Stoelting, Professor of Sociology at (636) 949-4733 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Lindenwood University Admissions at (636) 949-4949 or email@example.com.
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