Sociology A Department of the Division of Social Sciences
Sociology is the systematic study and explanation of the full range of social relations, encompassing a consideration of intimate, as well as impersonal, institutional, and societal relations. The critical-analytical skills and knowledge acquired in sociology courses can inform, empower and enrich everyone’s participation in their everyday lives.
The Sociology Department at Jacksonville University provides personalized support and mentoring for students on their academic and career paths. The Sociology faculty prepare students for future careers through mentoring and courses such as Careers in Sociology. The faculty also connect students to community opportunities through a variety of service-learning projects. These include Media & Crime (partnering with Communities in Schools), Green Societies (partnering with Arlington Community Garden) and Special Topics Leadership (supporting Charter Day of Service). The Sociology Department sponsors student honors societies including Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) and Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences).
Major and Minor Requirements
The sociology minor requires 15 credit hours of coursework.