Sociology

Bachelor's Degree (BA)

Studying sociology opens up the doors to many careers, including positions in government, public policy, criminal justice, social activism, social work, marketing, or education. D'Youville College's Sociology major prepares students to understand the relationships between individuals and social institutions, in order to develop solutions to social problems.

Our program places a strong emphasis on developing clearly defined professional skills. As a student, you'll learn to conduct in-depth interviews, focus groups and data and trend analysis. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to start a career or continue your education in sociology or applied areas such as law, public policy, urban planning, market research and journalism.

Program Distinctions

Applied Urban Case Study

Juniors and seniors have the unique opportunity to take part in an intense micro-study of problems in a city's urban core. You'll travel with your class to that city to take part in a focused service-learning project.

Individualized Attention

You'll benefit from small classes taught by accomplished faculty, not teaching assistants. And if you're not sure about your career path, our professors will help you explore the possibilities and advise you on courses to take and internships.

Professional Internship

By the time you reach your senior year, you'll be ready to apply what you've learned to an internship in your field of interest. You'll benefit by building your resume while gaining perspective on a future career.

D'Youville Advantages

  • Strong interdisciplinary and liberal arts coursework provides an excellent basis for graduate study. Add a minor to further strengthen your background.
  • Deepen your knowledge and cultural understanding through study abroad at a foreign university.

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.

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Get to Know Us

  • Our Faculty

    "I took a sociology class as an undergraduate student and was forever changed."
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  • Our Students

    "Through community service done through D'Youville, I've been inspired to become a professional who can make change in the community."
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  • Our Students

    "I want to inspire and create positive social change, because I know that there is ample opportunity for an improvement in society if we actually commit to it."
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  • Internships

    Internships are an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a career you're exploring.
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