Sociology, B.A.


  • Lewis' sociology program is practical and issues-based, with a career-oriented approach. Students can focus on their own particular area of interest. Students benefit from internships, directed independent study, service learning and travel abroad.

  • Sociology coursework goes beyond the classroom, so students can gain the hands-on experience that's key to job market success. For example, a student enrolled in the Sociology of Delinquent Behavior course meets current youth workers, tours juvenile correctional facilities and volunteers their time to work with troubled youth. 

  • Students and faculty members take on community projects. Students used survey research to measure student support for a women's studies class at Lewis, resulting in the development of a new course. Another survey analyzed ethnic and cultural integration on campus. Sociology students volunteer as  mentors with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

  • The sociology department sponsors several academic minors, including Ethnic and Cultural Studies, African American Studies, Latina/o Studies and Women's Studies. Through these programs, students learn more about providing service and advocacy to unique populations.

  • Lewis offers small class sizes with individual attention from professors. Plus, the program offers flexible scheduling, with evening classes too -- so non-traditional students can complete a degree.