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Sociology Undergraduate Major

Building stronger communities is the goal of Sociology majors, Anthropology/Sociology minors, and Peacebuilding certficate graduates.  We study how to make neighborhoods and communities safer, more productive and pleasant places to live and work.

Improving communities at the local, regional and global level

Many occupations require the skills of critical thinking, mediation, and program assessment. Knowledge about cultures, social systems, social problems and community development benefit those who work for government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, or research organizations. Experiences in community agencies provides a deeper understanding of issues and how to successfully build stronger communities. Discover more about sociology careers

Rigorous Curriculum to Prepare You for Graduate Study

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

Sociology Activities Outside of Class

Sociology majors are involved with organizations through course service learning activities, in-depth internships and Alpha Kappa Delta - the sociology honor society.

Ashley Harrell

Ashley Harrell

Sociology ’14

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ashley is the COA Youth and Family Program's Burke Early Education Center Director.

Scholarships for Sociology Majors

As a sociology 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.

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

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