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Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers a bachelor of science degree. A minor in sociology is also offered. A solid undergraduate foundation in sociology secures the anayltical skills needed to undertake professional degree programs in sociology, business , law, and social services or to embark on a number of  careers from management to research.

SCU’s Sociology students are encouraged, through course work and experiential learning,

  • to apply sociology in business, public sector, human service, and community contexts to
    improve organizational functioning
  • to develop a client-centered orientation (identifying challenges other people face and assisting in addressing those challenges)
  • to understand change and resistance to change in an increasingly diverse society and
    organizations, and assist clients in successfully managing the change.
  • to assume responsibility for getting projects done properly, independently and in teams.

Faculty Spotlight

  • Professor Chuck Powers

    Dr. Powers focuses his scholarship on sociological theory as it applies to organizational and societal change.  His special interest in business sociology distinguishes him from most other sociologists.  Read more