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.
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.
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
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:
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
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Take charge of your experience. Ask questions, meet our students and professors, and see the campus yourself.