Sociology Book with Catawba Items


Mode of Study:
On Campus
Degree Level:
Undergraduate, Major, Minor, Licensure
Degree Types:
Bachelor of Arts
School of Arts & Sciences

Understand How Human Behavior is Affected by Social Forces, Structures, History, Power, and Culture.

When a sociologist looks at society, they see the link between private troubles and public concerns in a way that is grounded in over a century or more of intellectual tradition. As a Sociology major, you’ll continue this practice through a clear, contemporary lens.

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Students in the Sociology program at Catawba College develop a sociological mind through challenging coursework, thought-provoking discussions, and focused experiential learning opportunities. You’ll learn how to become a vital sociological expert in a dynamic world from inspiring faculty in small classes and through meaningful internships and service learning experiences at local human service organizations. You’ll conduct essential research in our Social Science Research course and grow to understand and aptly assess individual behaviors in societal contexts.

We know that all employers, regardless of the industry or specialization, value an employment candidate’s ability to read well, write well, and present well. We teach and reinforce these fundamental skills in every Sociology course that you’ll take. Because of this value added approach to education, our Sociology majors have gone on to pursue advanced careers in law, health care, education, and social work.


Program Highlights

  • Relevant Topics

    You’ll study social issues that impact your day-to-day life and community and explore topics such as race, gender, sexuality, social class, and social change.

  • Sociology Scholarships

    Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Catawba College are encouraged to apply for a Departmental Sociology Scholarship.

  • Career Readiness

    Build your resume by learning and acquiring skills that are in high demand such as quantitative literacy, presentation skills, and social science research. See where classroom knowledge and real-world experiences intersect by participating in fieldwork with businesses and organizations.

The Sociology Degree Program

Learn more about the Sociology program and why it is right for you!

Program Details

Internships in Sociology

Internships in Sociology

Internships give Sociology majors an opportunity to see how their academic program of study can be used in practical settings while building their resume. Recently, more than 50% of Catawba’s Sociology majors have completed successful and rewarding internships as a Guardian ad Litem in the local court system, at the Salisbury Police Department, at the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office, and at the North Carolina Veterans Home.


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Our Sociology program develops not only critical thinking and analytical capabilities, but also enhanced communication skills, both oral and written.

You’ll be prepared to pursue a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to, law, policy development, public service, national and international business, communications, and education.

 The following list is only a sampling of potential employment opportunities:

  • Social Services
  • Community Work
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Services
  • Government Services
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching

For more information regarding careers in sociology, please visit the following sites:

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