The mission of the Department is to provide students with a broad background in the study of society and human relationships from a Christian perspective, to enable them to enter graduate programs or entry level positions in their respective discipline.
The courses in Sociology are designed for two types of students: (1) those who desire pre-professional training for sociology or other related fields of human relations, and (2) those who seek to understand underlying principles in human relations, the role of custom and group psychology in collective behavior, the structure of society, the problems of group living, and the tendencies toward the improvement or the disintegration of society. Courses are designed to present both a practical and a scientific analysis of human relationships in the various areas of social life.
The family, as a basic building block of society, is critical to the functioning of society as a whole. The contribution of the Christian community to the development of leaders in family relations is crucial. The Family Studies major focuses on the development of the individual in the context of family and society. The program is designed to prepare students for (a) professional careers in a variety of human service areas; (b) leadership roles in church, school, and community; © personal roles in family living; and (d) graduate education. Graduates who do not pursue graduate study typically find employment as parent educators, child life specialists and program directors in public and private agencies.
This minor consists of courses chosen from education, psychology, special education, and sociology.
Please see the Academic Catalogue description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.
Advisor: Dr. Nina Heckler
The purpose of this club is to provide Sociology majors and minors an avenue for fellowship, sociological networking, and guidance in the field of Sociology. Sociological Inquiry Society opens up the field of Sociology to perspective students and undecided majors of the University and demonstrate Christian love through ministry opportunities.