Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology

  • Participate effectively in discussion 
  • Professional option in sociology 
  • Learn interpretations of social sciences

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Sociology at Marywood

The student who majors in sociology will:

  • Acquire knowledge of major interpretations of the social sciences
  • Engage in the specific modes of inquiry of the social sciences and pursue purposeful, honest and effective research
  • Participate effectively in discussion, exercising respect and critical thinking in analyzing opinions and tentativeness in formulating opinions and conclusions
  • Respond actively and effectively to the challenges of contemporary society, relating the study of social sciences to current affairs
  • Empathize with human emotions and values and understand the cultural characteristics and accomplishments of diverse ethnic and religious groups, recognizing and appraising the values implicit in their specific orientation.

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Joseph Mecca
Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Brian Monahan
Director of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Associate Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice

Patrick Seffrin
Associate Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice
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Competency in the range of social science fields provides the individual with a background for graduate study and/or a variety of careers in contemporary society. Professional options in General and Sociology prepare the student for public service and teaching careers.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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