Sociology is the study of patterns of human interaction. Sociological concepts influence approaches and fields as diverse as law enforcement and telemarketing. At Huntington University, students learn to integrate sociological theories and Christian principles to draw conclusions about society.
Sociology majors at Huntington University complete either an independent study or an internship. These studies provide students the opportunity to look into specific areas of interest outside the regular classroom and explore career options. Recent student projects have included studies of inner-city street life, AIDS, single parenting, and child abuse. Hospitals, non-profit social service organizations, and public welfare offices provide opportunities for a variety of internship experiences.
Several options are available for sociology graduates after receiving a bachelor’s degree. Graduates can become social service workers, probation officers, juvenile center leaders, camp counselors, recreation leaders, church youth workers, high school teachers, suicide hotline workers, and directors at senior citizen centers. If one wishes to obtain a graduate degree, other career options are college professor, marriage counselor, urban planner, director of social welfare agencies, research worker, or Christian counselor. Because sociology is a field used in all areas, the career opportunities are numerous.