As a sociology major at LVC, you’ll examine the social and cultural forces that shape our lives, study societal relationships, and ultimately come to understand human behavior.
The Lebanon Valley College Bachelor of Arts in Sociology prepares you to work in a variety of careers where you can put your knowledge of people and relationships into practice; industries like marketing, human resources, and social work all need sociology majors. You’ll also benefit from extensive internship options, allowing you to network and find more job opportunities—students have interned at places like Bethany Children’s Home and the Pennsylvania state government.
If you’re interested in deepening your studies, you’ll be able to concentrate your degree in family studies or criminal justice—allowing you to pursue graduate degrees in social work, law, or other fields. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.
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Our faculty are educators dedicated to developing your career-ready sociology skills. With their broad experience in the field, your professors provide mentorship to help you achieve your goals—in and out of the classroom. The sociology program also makes a great minor, supplementing your major with keen insights into human behavior.
Social Studies Secondary Education Teacher Certification
If you’re interested in teaching, you can earn your Social Studies Secondary Education Teacher Certification in tandem with your sociology degree. Take your knowledge of social relationships and apply it to topics like history, political science, and culture.
With insights to human behavior and socially-informed critical thinking skills, sociology students bring invaluable abilities to every career field.
Community Health Worker
Learning and Development Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Public Relations Specialist