Poverty. Suffering. Oppression. When you see these things, do you want to be a part of the practical solution? Sociology is a field for people who think in terms of systems, structures and their inhabitants. If you like thinking about how people interact (for better and for worse), and want to improve relationships by being analytical and reflective, consider a sociology minor.
As a sociology student at Gordon, you will interact with diverse faculty who will help you understand and address tough problems from a Christian perspective. Your classes will equip you in everything from statistical research to theory. Access to Boston's academic resources will enhance your course of study as you develop habits of social engagement and understanding.
Sociology teaches you to think critically about the world around you—a skill that translates into any field. You’ll be prepared for graduate school, and for careers such as:
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J.D. Candidate, Pepperdine University School of Law
“Studying at Gordon opened my eyes to the inequality and injustice that riddle the institutions of our country and our world, while making me more sensitive to the way that my behavior affects the world around me. Initially crippled in the face of my privilege, [I was] equipped to build on my strengths in order to lead a life of strategic service—be it in a court room, with a company or as a friend. I left Gordon with an understanding that although the world is a diverse and complicated place, the love of Jesus can and will truly heal the nations.”
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GO THE EXTRA MILE
Sociology majors often participate in the Jerusalem and Athens Forum (a great books honors program), and help out with student publications that explore students' personal experience within college culture. The North Shore is full of great places to volunteer and get hands-on experience—and summers offer opportunities to complete research with your professors.
A global education experience exercises the sociological imagination. Programs in Latin America, Western Europe and beyond can expand your understanding of the diversity of human cultures.