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Sociology/Behavioral Science Undergraduate Major

Want to learn about people, social systems and being a leader for change? Are you eager to contribute to your local or global community? Our sociology/behavioral science major combines courses in anthropology, sociology and psychology to prepare you for personal and professional success.

Fulfilling Careers in a Growing Field

Sociology is a profession where you study human social lives, activities and interactions in the context of social, moral, political and economic factors. You could work for a government agency, corporation, nonprofit organization, university or research organization. Discover more about sociology/behavioral science careers

Rigorous Curriculum to Prepare You for Graduate Study

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Behavioral Science degree, as well as an anthropology/sociology minor and peacebuilding certificate. The sociology/behavioral science curriculum provides you with a strong foundation for employment or graduate school.

Sociology Activities Outside of Class

Sociology/behavioral science majors are encouraged to participate in service learning activities, as well as in student clubs and organizations and honor societies.

Scholarships for Sociology/Behavioral Science Majors

Cynthia Castillo

Cynthia Castillo

Sociology/Behavioral Science ’13

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“The behavioral science program is incredible because it combines three unique areas of study whose ultimate goal is to understand all aspects of human behavior and life. Through the enriching courses, professors guide students to a deeper understanding of what behavioral science is and what it means to be a social being.”

As a sociology/behavioral science major, you may be eligible for these scholarships at Mount Mary:

  • Olive Trumm Estates Scholarship, Beatrice Haggerty Scholarship or Catherine Brophy Swinnell Scholarship—Criteria for these scholarships include a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and upper division status (60 credits or more), service to the behavioral science program, service to Mount Mary or other community groups.
  • Dorothy Daganhardt Scholarship—This scholarship is for single mothers with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and upper division status (60 credits or more), service to the behavioral science program, service to Mount Mary or other community groups.
  • Theresa Bonness Scholarship—This scholarship is for a behavioral science student who has completed at least two courses with a BC or better at Mount Mary; is in good academic standing with a cumulative and departmental GPA of at least 2.5; and demonstrates leadership abilities, a dedication to service and a commitment to study abroad. You must complete an application and submit a tuition deposit for studying abroad prior to applying.

The scholarship amounts vary from year to year. Contact the sociology/behavioral science chairperson for more information on applying for these scholarships. Learn more about scholarships at Mount Mary.

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