Sociology & Social Justice

Sociology & Social Justice (BA)

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A degree in Sociology and Social Justice will set you on the path to a meaningful career, one where you can make a positive and lasting difference.

USF’s program digs deep into the social forces that shape our lives and communities. You’ll analyze, discuss, and seek solutions to the issues that define our times:

  • Class
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Social Justice
  • Environment

Make it your Own

The curriculum can be tailored to your interests. A wide array of courses will introduce you to sub-specialties within the field, and our faculty will work with you to develop your passions.

  • Sociology of Sports
  • Sociology of Health
  • Sociology of the Environment
  • Sociology of Race & Ethnicity
  • Sociology of Religion & Crime
  • Sociology of Marriage and Family

Maximum Flexibility

Plus, our flexible format includes hybrid courses with online lectures, assignments, and materials. This is perfect for student athletes and others with complicated schedules!

Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester.

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In the World

Your studies will take you into the real world, where you’ll develop your skills, explore career options, and meet with professionals.


Sociology and Social Justice students intern at a variety of organizations. We’ll help you find the one that’s right for you. Recent sites include:

  • Turnstone Center
  • Allen County Juvenile Center
  • Congressional Office
  • Community Harvest Food Bank

Learn Through Service

Service lives at the heart of our program and all courses include a service activity. Students work on volunteer projects that connect the course content to a societal need. For example, students enrolled in:

  • Inequality, Class, & Social Justice helped the Franciscan Center deliver meals
  • Sociology of Health created an equine therapy program
  • Sociology of Education fixed bicycles for shelter residents

Career Success

Graduates of our program work in a variety of careers. They are employed at:

  • Government Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Schools
  • Human Service Organizations
  • Social Work
  • Law Enforcement

Studying sociology was one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve had. It taught me to dig deep and challenge my beliefs. Sociology empowers us by teaching us to think objectively, which is what I strive to do in my classroom now.

Eric Toy ’11
Social Studies & Technology Teacher
Wayne High School

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Program Director

Dr. David F. Mullins
260-399-7700 ext. 8133