Delve into the world of human interaction
Explore society at every level—small groups, subcultures, cultures, organizations and institutions—and study how people interact.
When you study sociology here, you'll learn to think critically about how race, class, gender, sexuality, law, culture, social media, social movements and the state impact individual, lived experience.
In classes like Crime and Justice, you'll examine the dimensions, causes and costs of crime in the U.S. and consider the uses and limitations of our justice system in dealing with them.
Your learning isn't limited to the classroom. Explore social justice through our Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, or put your knowledge to work in internships with local government, criminal justice and social welfare agencies.
Cap off your studies with a semester or year-long research project you select guided by a dedicated faculty advisor.
Develop useful and transferrable skills
Studying sociology builds critical thinking skills and the ability to examine complex questions—skills valued by employers in all fields. You'll learn there are multiple ways to approach any given problem.
You'll design research projects, analyze data and identify useful ways to investigate questions about public policy, public health, community development, globalization, education and the law. Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors, like international studies and public policy, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.
Our graduates thrive in government and social policy, business, social welfare and education careers. They also pursue advanced graduate degrees and law school.
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that sociology majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Principles of Sociology
- Public Culture
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Gendered Bodies and Social Control
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:
NYU (New York University)
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Delaware
University of Oregon
The Pennsylvania State Dickinson School of Law
University of Colorado
The University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
Recent graduates have been employed at:
American Anthropological Association
The University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
New Jersey Department of Corrections
SEDA-COG Forum for the Future
Department of Planning and Development, City of Eugene, Oregon
Homeless Planning Council of Delaware
The Museum of Natural History
US Department of State
Get Globally Relevant and Marketable Skills
Employers say they want well-written, creative and analytical thinkers. Add in the ability to look at issues critically and the tools to do research, and it's easy to see why sociology and anthropology majors are in high demand.
You'll explore different cultures and your own opinions in an inclusive environment. And the career options open to you will be amazing. You'll be prepared to enter market research, education, museums, international relations, community development, information technology, business or anything else you can imagine.
What you to do here transfers to any and every career.
As a museum studies minor at Susquehanna University, you’ll get practical experience in a museum and gallery settings while exploring topics in art history, history and anthropology.
Hear straight from students just like you. Or read stories from successful alumni who’ll tell you just how far a degree in sociology or anthropology can take you.