Five Great Reasons to Major in Sociology
1. You can help make the world a better place.
Sociologists are intrigued by, care about, and understand people and the groups to which they belong. As a Springfield College sociology major, you’ll learn how the social world works, including the causes and consequences of human behavior in groups and society.
Our classes—which involve learning about fascinating features of society, including culture, organization, social problems, change, and diversity—allow you to see the world in new ways. And, you’ll be able to use the skills you’ve learned to positively influence your community.
2. Majoring in sociology can prepare you for a wide variety of careers.
Most sociology majors want to work with people, so they obtain jobs in fields such as the human services, social work, government, education, and community organizing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the vast majority of people who hold a bachelor’s degree in sociology find employment in niche areas with specialized titles, such as research assistant or policy analyst, just to name a couple.
Employers are looking for employees who possess skills that Springfield College sociology majors develop, such as effective communication, critical thinking, ethics, and understanding and fostering of diversity. As an employee who has studied sociology, you’ll be especially adept at analyzing the causes of social problems and thus able to creatively contribute to their resolution. These skills help employees adapt to the ever-changing job market.
3. You’ll be well-prepared for graduate school in a variety of disciplines.
The sociology program at Springfield College provides students with the preparation needed to go on to graduate school and advance their careers. Candidates with graduate degrees have the best employment prospects and advancement opportunities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Springfield College sociology majors go on to pursue graduate degrees in areas such as law, social work, education, and public policy. Sound like something you might be interested in? We offer a combined five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Social Work degree program, as well as pre-law advising and a six-year BS/JD law program that might work well for you.
4. The Springfield College sociology program is designed around student interests.
Although sociology majors at Springfield College take the same core classes, the program is designed to fit your specific interests through the selection of a concentration and/or a minor. Because upper-level sociology courses are generally small, class discussion often relates to topics that are of interest to students. Each sociology student receives individualized advising by a full-time sociology professor, especially when it comes to selecting an internship in an area of interest.
5. You’ll feel good working in a people-serving profession.
Helping others is the backbone of a Springfield College education; look no further than our Humanics philosophy, which serves as the foundation of our sociology program and calls for the education of students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.
Graduates of the Springfield College sociology program often express satisfaction with how their major prepared them for work in people-serving professions.