Sociology is the study of human interactions. At Huntington University, we’ll help you understand the sociological concepts that influence fields as diverse as law enforcement and gerontology.
What will I study?
HU's sociology program emphasizes the impact that societies and groups have on individuals, as well as the role that individuals have in influencing groups and societies. Students will learn about social problems and possible solutions, social change, social diversity, and various social institutions through a Christian worldview.
The HU Difference
Sociology majors at Huntington University gain hands-on experience by completing 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, nonprofit 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. Students who wish 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.