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Sociology is a rapidly expanding field that provides a unique lens with which to understand the world. Combining an understanding of cultural development with social factors, forces, and issues results in a broad education that propels students toward actions that promote global responsibility, foster healing, restore human dignity, and appreciate human diversity—and you can be a part of this in the Sociology major.
This Sociology degree is excellent preparation for future graduate work. You could use this program to become a researcher, applied sociologist, professor, and so much more. The liberal arts curriculum in this program also opens doors to careers in business, law, medicine, social services, archaeology, community development, human rights advocacy, missions, etc.
Taylor’s Sociology degree program can offer an engaging, research-based curriculum that will allow you to put theory to the test and build a holistic understanding of how social hierarchy and social location influence thoughts, motivations, behaviors, and opportunities.
Starting with introductory courses, the Sociology major will build a firm, theory-based foundation that is essential for applied social courses and future studies and careers.
You will take research, methods, and analysis classes with experts in the field, where you will learn valuable research principles and theories, the value of societal research, and the discoveries of prominent sociologists.
All Sociology majors will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research projects, with topics ranging from how Scripture influences social and personal behavior to how refugees experience immigration. You will learn how to conduct national surveys, phone interviews, and face-to-face interviews; gather information from colleges and organizations; summarize results and reports; and construct research-grounded theories.
Dig into contemporary social and complex cultural issues that affect society. Sociology minors will explore social thought, learn how sociologists can find solutions to societal issues through research and analysis, and have the opportunity to take the Sociology electives of their choice. This minor pairs well with Public Health, Exercise Science, and International Studies majors.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.
You will have numerous opportunities for global engagement, such as trips to Chile, South Korea, Japan, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and Uganda. Each trip teaches students how to think, function, and promote change in a diverse and complex global setting.
Through these study abroad opportunities, you will gain hands-on experience planning and co-leading workshops, exploring effective delivery models, crafting participant materials, and collecting and analyzing real-world data.
Explore some of our recent global engagement opportunities:
Jan 18, 2021
Dr. Robert Priest and Dr. Kersten Priest led teams of students in uncovering the history of Weaver, a historic African-American settlement near Taylor.Read Article
Dec 20, 2019
What lessons can you learn from a Ugandan prostitute, a Rwandan murderer, and a Congolese refugee?Read Article
Oct 29, 2019
Senior anthropology and sociology major Eliza Grothjan has a passion for Latin American countries and cultures and looks for any opportunity to practice her Spanish.Read Article