Sociology

Engage with faculty experts who bring a multifaceted approach to our dynamic Sociology program as you hone your analytical skills. Offered as a major and minor.

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Program Overview

Explore your interests and develop your writing skills as you study topics including contemporary social problems, health care, overpopulation, race and society, and sport and society. The perspective you gain regarding people and social relations will apply to any profession.

  • Engaged learning with the opportunity to explore social data analysis and popular media analysis in several courses.
  • Collaborate with faculty mentors on directed study or capstone projects that require intense research, sometimes involving direct work with nonprofit and governmental organizations.
  • In your capstone, explore a topic of your choice with a faculty member as you create a distinctive body of work that will help set you apart from the competition.
  • Engage in meaningful internships with community resources where you to apply theory and principles.
  • Present original research at national conferences such as the New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference.
  • Outstanding Sociology students may join Bryant's chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.

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CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.
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The Bryant Difference

94% Agree

Of Bryant’s class of 2017, 94% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.

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No. 7

U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best College rankings list Bryant as No. 7 in the Regional Universities North category.

A+ Ranking

College Factual/USA Today give Bryant alumni an A+ ranking for mid-career post-graduation earnings.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant's Sociology program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

ADOPTION RHODE ISLAND
AMERICORPS/VISTA
Boston Women's Workforce Council
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Emerson Hospital
HB COMMUNICATIONS
Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning at Depaul University
Michigan House of Representatives
Oakland Athletics
Peace Corps
Providence Children's Museum
RHODE Island REPUBLICAN PARTY
SACHEM CENTER FOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
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Toyota Motor Corporation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
BOSTON COLLEGE
DePaul University
FORDHAM SCHOOL OF LAW
Roger Williams University School of Law
Suffolk University School of Law
Wake Forest University School of Law

Experiential Learning Opportunities

CAREER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Sociology alumni to explore different paths.
  • Sociology internships in various sectors obtained through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Active Minds Social Media Manager
  • Alpha Kappa Delta international sociology honor society member
  • Enactus Green Team
  • Linked Through Leadership student coordinator
  • Community Action and Leadership Organization EBoard member

SERVICE

  • Mentoring in local schools
  • Organizing Relay for Life
  • Leading the One Campaign and Circle Up

INTERNATIONAL

  • Sophomore International Experience
  • Study abroad during your junior year

RESEARCH

  • Research and Engagement Day panelist
  • Present original academic research at the annual New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference

Inspired Faculty

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Inspired Faculty

Our inspiring faculty are nationally-recognized authors, award-winning educators, and mentors with mastery in subjects ranging from race, gender, and inequality issues, to gun control, from sport studies to Brazilian immigrants, and HBO's series The Wire. They include national leaders in community engaged learning. Among them is:

GREGG LEE CARTER

Professor of History and Social Sciences