Expand your understanding of the world and of yourself, and prepare for your future.Learn more about why you should study sociology.
Sociology majors pursue careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, criminal justice, law, non-profit organizations or public administration.
"When I researched the different places I could go through Fulbright, I asked, 'How can I add in my passion for the performing arts,'" said Hubbard, a sociology major and dance minor. "When I found Malaysia, they said, 'If you come here to teach English, you will also be in charge of an after-school program with the kids, where you can teach whatever you want.' I said, dance! That's it!"Read more about Lisa's Fulbright award
What do weddings, the natural gas boom and 9/11 memorials have in common? They’re all products of society, the results of people’s actions, habits, customs, desires and beliefs.
By studying sociology at Bucknell, you'll learn about social change, patterns and relationships among individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Focus on social categories including age, citizenship, class, family, gender, race and religion. Collect and interpret data. And gain practical experience through internships and fieldwork.
Students interested in counseling careers find the pre-social work program in sociology as important as training in psychology.
Students gain hands-on experience collecting and interpreting social data. Learning about surveys and statistical analysis provides students with skills important in the job market.
Many sociology students spend a summer, semester or year abroad in various regions of the world. Recently, students have gone to:
Through the generosity of a former department major, Tracy Meerwarth '96, and her family, funds are available from the department to assist students with research expenses, including travel, and for the presentation of their research findings at professional meetings.
Sociology majors have worked as congressional interns, as social work aides and as interns with local magistrates, juvenile delinquency programs, the Lewisburg Penitentiary, the SCI-Muncy (a maximum security prison for women), the Bucknell public safety staff and the community center in Lewisburg.
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