Sociology Studies at Centenary College

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By studying Sociology at Centenary College, you gain a deeper understanding of the most challenging issues of our time.

Sociologists study human social interaction, social inequality, patterns of behavior and social systems such as the family, education and government. Sociology majors at Centenary College are given the opportunity to engage in a career-related internship and concentrate their studies in general sociology, Criminal Justice or Human Services.

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Through the study of sociology you will develop strong analytic, research and writing skills, all of which are required for careers in public relations, business, criminal justice, social services, government and more.

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Sociology Program Mission

The mission of the sociology program at Centenary College is to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st Century by teaching them to critically reflect and strategically act.  Sociology faculty are committed to helping students learn to define, analyze, and understand complex human social systems and behaviors both in a global and domestic context. 

The vision that informs our mission is that of a proactive civic sociology focused on service learning, an appreciation for the social scientific method, and development of written, oral and critical thinking skills.  The program offers dynamic courses engaging students in service and problem based learning. Sociology students are expected to work closely with the College and a multitude of diverse communities in order to master the skills required for participation in 21st Century societies.      

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Sociology Program Outcomes

Centenary College's Undergraduate Sociology Program focuses on providing students with the skills necessary to hold careers in Sociology related fields.

Our program endeavors to:

  1. Develop students’ awareness of themselves not as isolated individuals, but rather as members of a society within a larger social structure which shapes their personal lives and decisions.
  2. Develop an understanding of how cultural and societal factors influence social interaction.
  3. Develop the ability to examine reflectively and critically, historical and contemporary moral and ethical social issues and the influences which shape them.
  4. Develop and combine the skills necessary to conduct a research project using the Scientific Method. 
  5. Develop an understanding and recognition of the distinct role sociology plays in helping us to understand, define and analyze human behavior.        

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