Saint Louis University

Major in Sociology

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate sociology degree.


Saint Louis University Sociology Degree Overview 

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree program in sociology provides you with a strong background in social science education that combines theory and empirical methods of analysis with an emphasis on social inequality and institutions. Subject matter ranges from family life to large-scale organizations, from crime to religion, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared belief of a common culture, and from poverty to prosperity.

Through teaching, research and service, you'll gain a critical understanding of the different ways people relate to one another through the organization of society and how structures and cultures influence our lives.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Sociology Degree Program

Students in SLU's sociology degree program can pursue either a broad study of the field or choose an emphasis that explores contemporary environmental and urban problems. In addition to a core Arts and Sciences curriculum, you'll choose from courses such as:
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Structure of Poverty
  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Immigration
  • Gender and Society
  • Deviant Behavior 
  • Crime Scene Investigation 

Sociology students at SLU also have the chance to pursue fieldwork. You'll have the opportunity to gain to gain invaluable on-site experience at places such as the Metropolitan Employment and Rehabilitation Service; the Missouri Attorney General's Office; and the St. Louis Crime Lab.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Sociology from SLU?  

Recent graduates with a degree in sociology from SLU work as consultants, methodologists and directors of community centers. An undergraduate degree in sociology can also provide a foundation for graduate work in fields such as social work, law and health services.      

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