If you’re interested in why people do what they do, and why the world works the way it does, Sociology might be the major for you. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to understand how institutions and organizations shape individual life experiences. This includes systematically analyzing the behavior patterns of social, political, religious, educational and business organizations to identify the causes of problems such as violence, crime, divorce, poverty, racism and sexism.
 
Our flexible curriculum encourages double majors and the exploration of topics relevant to our daily lives. We focus on inequality in the issues of race, gender and class through active, community-based learning, reflection and examination of current events. Graduates demonstrate the Loras mission of reflective thinking, active learning, responsible contributing and ethical decision-making.

Skills you can gain from a major in Sociology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Working with groups
  • Understanding diversity
  • Research and Data Analysis
Career Opportunities

After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:
  • Social Services
  • Business Positions
  • Environmental Planning
  • Data Analysis
  • Urban and Rural Planning
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Government Positions
  • Ministry
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Services
  • Education

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