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||Through the study of such topics as sports, cities, the environment, third world development, culture, family relations, social organizations, the world economy, education and social movements, the sociology program at La Roche College offers a wide array of interesting courses focusing on a variety of social issues and problems.
What sets the sociology program at La Roche College apart from others?
The sociology program at La Roche College is uniquely developed along three areas of concentration: social organization/institutions; global sociology; and social processes. The comprehensive nature of the program allows students to access a wide spectrum of sociological study using critical thinking and theory-driven approaches in the analysis of numerous social issues. Furthermore, the program is flexible enough to encourage students to either take on a second major or seek minor areas of studies, especially in history, political science, international studies, psychology and criminal justice. A well rounded and globally-oriented knowledge of society and social behavior provides students with the critical understanding of today’s rapidly globalizing world.
What can a graduate do with a degree in sociology from La Roche College? As a broad discipline, sociology cuts across many professional career options. A degree in sociology from La Roche College will provide students with critical thinking, writing and analytical ability. A sociology degree also will enable students to understand how the world political economic system functions and how it influences and affects societies at the national and local levels. Hence, a sociology graduate can find a job in almost any public or private organization where such skills are needed. Among the potential career fields are:
• City planning
• Community development
• Human resources
• Entry-level business and marketing
• Educational administration and counseling
• Health care
• Social services
• Federal and state government agencies
• Law enforcement
• Criminal justice system
• College faculty and administration
• Non-government organizations
• Cultural exchange programs
• International aid agencies
Sociology also provides students skills in research methodology and, as such, is also an extremely useful major for the preparation of law school and graduate work in other social science disciplines.