Are you fascinated by the complexities of human relationships? As a student in Rosemont’s Sociology program, you’ll explore social constructs and institutions—including education, family, gender and sexuality, politics, the economy, and more—from diverse perspectives and learn how to use that knowledge to improve your community and the world.
Sociologists are expert problem solvers and social interventionists, and our curriculum reflects this. With a focus on the factors that build healthy relationships, social structures, and cultures—as well as the ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds—our coursework provides a deep dive into the theories, research, and practical skills that are key to success in this rewarding field.
To that end, each class introduces students to the many career options they can pursue with a Sociology degree, and the opportunity to gain real-world experience during an internship is built into the curriculum. Our graduates are leaders in social work, clinical research, law, government, business consulting, health care, social therapy, substance use rehabilitation, and more.
Choose Your Path to Success
While all Sociology majors take a selection of foundational courses designed to build a strong groundwork for learning, our program offers three distinct paths to align with your goals. Note that you do not need to choose between these options when applying to Rosemont.
Bachelor of Arts: Maybe you want a wide range of professional options upon graduating with a Sociology degree. Or perhaps you’re eyeing graduate school, or someday landing a job in social research. Either way, the BA program’s focus on the theoretical elements of Sociology makes it a smart choice. With a thorough understanding of social theory and research methodology, you’ll be poised to excel in a variety of roles in the social sciences and beyond.
Bachelor of Science: This program combines courses in social theory and research with classes that cover criminal justice and clinical Sociology—ideal for students who wish to explore what the field has to offer, or those who could see themselves making a difference in case management, victims’ services, or criminal justice.
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Track: With an emphasis on social analysis and problem solving in issues within family, business, community, and public service, this track prepares students to effectively work with clients. Graduates often advance to master’s or doctoral studies in clinical or applied Sociology, while others pursue careers in counseling, business, law, social work, and human resources.
Why Study Sociology at Rosemont?
Supportive Community, Knowledgeable Faculty: Rosemont’s intentionally small class size allows our students to make deep connections to their peers and professors, helping you find your unique voice and expanding your professional opportunities. Our intimate academic environment means that you’ll be an active participant in your learning: contributing to discussions, engaging with different viewpoints, and thinking critically about your own.
We realize that figuring out your calling is a process, so Sociology faculty serve as mentors, truly getting to know each student’s talents and ambitions. From discussing the best classes for your goals to introducing you to career paths you may not have known existed, professors and advisors support you through every step of your academic journey.
Dual Degree Program: Students who are driven to pursuing a career in law enforcement can enter the field sooner by enrolling in our dual degree program, in which students obtain a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Rosemont in just five years—saving time and money in the process.
- SOC 0205: Social Theory: Contemporary
- SOC 0310: Forensic Sociology
- SOC 0330: Social Mediation & Dispute Resolution
- SOC 0360: Marriage, Family & Intimate Relationships
- SOC 0380: Research Methods in the Social Sciences
Look Forward to a Successful Future
The advanced interpersonal communication, research, analytic, and problem-solving skills you’ll gain as a Sociology graduate are marketable assets to nearly every employer. Jobs for graduates with a BA or BS in Sociology include:
- Social worker
- School counselor
- Rehabilitation counselor
- Case manager
- Child development specialist
- Public health educator
- Community organizer
- Social researcher
- Clinical sociologist
- Urban planner
From Our Students
"I’m a Sociology major, and some may not realize the complexity of the subject because
you’re studying people. But after learning about it for the past few years and navigating
my way through different situations, I feel like I’ve gained insight into the inner
workings of our society and culture. I also feel that I have grown into a well-rounded
and fully me person."
- Casandra Antzoulatos