Sociology is the study of human relationships in society, with emphasis on social organization, culture, change, and social problems which develop within societies. Students studying sociology learn how people are influenced by the social world and how people act as creators of this world.
Skills acquired: understanding of the influence of society on one's self and one's impact on others in recreational, religious, familial, political, and other groups. Opportunities for internships exist in off-campus government agencies, voluntary associations, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.
Sociologists can make a contribution to any organization which needs people who can identify and analyze problems and thus contribute to their resolution.
- Students majoring in sociology are prepared for graduate school or for careers in law, education, government, civil rights, politics, community development, human services, and human resources.
- Many graduates seek advanced degrees in sociology, journalism, law, criminology, social work, business, or theology.
A student majoring in Sociology at Springfield College must choose a concentration in either social work or community and leadership development. Minors and double majors in related or complementary fields are encouraged—for example, youth development, political science, psychology, or criminal justice.
For more information about the Springfield College Sociology Program, contact Laurel Davis-Delano, PhD, at 413.748.3645 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
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- Emily Blewitt '10
Five-Year Dual Degree Program:
Bachelor's in Sociology and Master's in Social WorkStudents may qualify for an accelerated five-year program at Springfield College that combines an undergraduate degree in Sociology with a Master of Social Work degree.
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- Mahali Khotle '10