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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 various 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 in places like Bethany Children’s Home, Pennsylvania state government, Lebanon Youth Advocate Program, and Byler Holdings.

Concentrate in family studies or criminal justice, enabling you to pursue graduate studies in social work, law, or other fields. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Learn More About the Program

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.

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Social Studies Secondary Education Teacher Certification

Develop the Minds of the Next Generation

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.

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In Their Words

The LVC Sociology Program deepened my understanding of the social forces that shape the world by introducing me to new theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches. The professors equipped me with the resources needed to become a well-rounded thinker through one-on-one attention, group projects, classroom discussions, and opportunities to conduct research.
Aleah Hoffman ’25, Sociology and English
My experiences in the Sociology Program were great. Some of my favorite came from the opportunities to apply my in-class learning in real-world scenarios.
Gavin Strauss ’22, Sociology
All of my professors in sociology were very influential in helping me learn about the culture of serving. They were knowledgeable and supportive. I learned how to best serve others. We can’t always just take what we can, but we also have to give what we can.
Marsha Curry-Nixon ’04, Founder & Executive Director, Amiracle4sure, Inc.

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