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What is Sociology?

"Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. Few fields have the broad scope and relevance for research, theory, and application of knowledge that Sociology has." American Sociological Association

Is Sociology for Me?

If you…

  • Are interested in people and want to see the big picture
  • Want to better understand and navigate your place in the world
  • Desire wisdom about the world you live in that is based in fact and reasoned thought
  • Would like to differentiate and appreciate necessary man-made institutions and the work of God

    Phil Davignon

…then you should pursue studying Sociology or Family Studies with us here at Union! Please continue to browse our website for further information on what our academic programs look like, what careers they connect with, and what the culture of our department is like!

Sociology in a Christian Context

As Christian sociologists, we study sociology to better understand human relationships and the way in which sin affects them in this fallen world where we see suffering and injustice. By actively studying, diligently researching, and consciously participating in society, we are able to discover ways in which God is calling us to be His agents of renewal here on earth.

Learn more about sociology from a Christian worldview in this video and on the Sociology in a Christian Context page.

Program Outcomes: What have I learned from this program?

Excellence-Driven Christ-Centered People-Focused Future-Directed