The sociology curriculum helps you understand culture and society, experience social science research methods and develop skills and knowledge to live in a global society. The broad curriculum provides you with a strong foundation for employment or graduate school.

Courses focus on connecting research and sociological concepts to community action. The courses cover topics such as social problems, research methods, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, families in social context, elders and the community, death and dying, healthcare systems, environmental sustainability, profiles of cultures, and race, class and gender. Courses are offered in day and evening times for your convenience.

Admission & Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology degree requires 40 credits. You also must complete the university’s core curriculum requirements and maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Sociology majors typically become interns for organizations who work with children, elders, women, persons with disabilities, those in poverty, have a mental illness, or work to improve the food options and environment of neighborhoods. 

Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin. 

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Anthropology/Sociology Minor Requirements

Being able to understand diverse people is an essential skill in the global workplace. Through the anthropology/sociology minor, you’ll learn to analyze how humans organize social structures and what it means for the development of new cultural characteristics. The anthropology/sociology minor requires a minimum of 21 credits. It is especially helpful for those who work in helping professions, such as social work, art therapy, or occupational therapy.

Peacebuilding Certificate Requirements

The peacebuilding pre-baccalaureate certificate offers students a unique specialization in handling conflict situations, developing appropriate strategies to respond to conflict and understanding the influence values, beliefs and goals have on conflict and peacebuilding. See more details on peacebuilding certificate requirements.