Making a Difference
Sociology majors are active both on and off campus, where their "people skills" are put to use in various ways. A few examples of activities our students have been involved in include:
- Helping disadvantaged youth in our community
- Writing training manuals dealing with ethnic sensitivity for our local court system
- Gathering and analyzing data in nationally funded community surveys
- Presenting their own research at professional meetings like the Pacific Sociological Association
- Working to empower student groups on campus to reach out and connect in socially meaningful ways with the local community
Sociology majors can also study abroad or participate in the Washington Semester Program.
Pacific Sociological Society
This group of students aims to promote sociological thought, discussion, and activism. Many students in the group present at professional conferences, and the group has brought guest speakers to campus.
Students and alums enjoy the department's first annual Alumni Banquet and Holiday Party. From left to right Kyle Maxwell ('13), Ana Garcia ('12), Alexis Cardoza ('12), Sarah Cassese ('11), Leora Pollack ('11) and Meg Jordan ('11)
Learn more about scholarships for sociology students and what you can do with a sociology degree here.