At a Glance

Program units

39

Accreditation

WASC

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Overview

APU’s sociology major equips students to delve into social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The degree provides a solid foundation in basic sociological theory, applied statistics, contemporary social problems, and comparative family systems. These then serve as a framework for advanced study in human diversity, the sociology of religion, social stratification, crime and delinquency, social psychology, and philosophical concepts of human nature.

Throughout the program, students are encouraged to explore how biblical insights and values clarify understanding of sociology, and sociology in turn teaches more about Christian faith. Sociology majors leave APU prepared to use social theory and research to systematically confront social problems and enact change at all levels of society.

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a sociology major if you:

  • Are interested in social dynamics and human interactions.
  • Want a major that will prepare you for a wide range of careers.
  • Want to make a difference in the world and work for social change.
  • Want to explore the world’s challenges through a biblical lens.

Learn more about this major.

Did You Know?

Sociology majors at APU go on to serve in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America, and many others.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.