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Enroll in Edinboro’s Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program and learn to examine the groups, cultures, organizations and social institutions and processes that exist in our society. Along the way you’ll gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of social interactions and social change.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Fields of Sociological PracticeEdinboro's comprehensive Sociology program focuses on social diversity, participatory democracy, civic engagement, and social and economic justice.

Expert faculty bring experience working in industry and consulting to illustrate how sociological concepts apply to everyday situations, providing you with a background in sociological analysis and research methods. You will also learn the interactional skills necessary to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Whether you choose to enter the workforce or continue your education in graduate school, you will gain strong technical abilities and professional competencies that will empower you to effect change in the context of your job, your family, your community and the broader society.

Alumni Success

There are employment opportunities for Sociology graduates in every industry in the modern workplace. Our alumni have found success in the fields of education, health and human services, government, criminal justice, community relations, business and environmental services.

How Edinboro Supports You.

At Edinboro University, we recognize that experiential learning is a valuable tool that complements classroom learning and helps you make informed career decisions. Recently our students have engaged in research and applied practice field studies here on campus. They helped to implement programs in, and carry out research projects for, Edinboro University's Office of Social Equity. Our students have completed internships at nonprofit and for-profit organizations such as:

  • Ashtabula County Youth Detention Center
  • Erie International Institute
  • Franklin County Jail
  • Greater Erie Area Community Action Committee
  • Local political campaigns
  • Red Cross
  • Stairways Behavioral Health

Your Future

Upon completion of your Sociology undergraduate program, you may work in a variety of roles, ranging from caseworker or substance abuse counselor to an independent living specialist to a marketing or program manager. Many of our alumni go on to graduate programs at prestigious universities, including:

  • The University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Case Western Reserve

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Samuel Claster
Department Chair
281 Dearborn Hall
Phone: 814-732-1551

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