Sociology addresses some of the most challenging issues of our time, and is an expanding field if you wish to pursue an understanding of patterns of behavior, how social systems
work, and how to craft policies and create programs. Sociology is an exciting
discipline with expanding opportunities for a wide range of career
paths. The sociology curriculum takes advantage of Carlow’s urban location with
an emphasis on urban issues such as community development, crime,
poverty, and racism. The sociology major or minor will be beneficial to
students who plan to live or work in an urban area.
When you major in sociology, you may pursue a general sociology major, or you may select a major in criminal justice. A minor in sociology and a minor in criminal justice are also offered. You will also complete an internship that provides hands-on experience in a setting related to the your particular interests.
The major will also prepare you for graduate sociology programs and professional programs such as law school, social work, or international studies.