Sociology

The Sociology Department seeks to develop critically thinking, engaged Christians who apply the sociological imagination in their scholarship, work, and service to church, community, and society.

What will I study?

The Sociology major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is made up of 9 required units and 21 elective units. The department also provides 18 units of sociology courses that the student can use to develop an emphasis or apply toward a minor in a social science area. A Sociology graduate will have a deep understanding of how culture, social environments and institutions affect our lives. Students will also understand the importance of seeking social justice as Christians.

Degree Requirements

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For more information, check out this department's website:

Sociology Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Marriage and Family
  • Baja California in Social and Cultural Context
  • Ethnic and Minority Groups

What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

  • Social Worker
  • Correctional Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Urban Planner

Why choose Sociology at Biola?

The Department of Sociology offers an excellent training ground for both the practical and theoretical understanding of society. Biola places great emphasis on teaching students how to apply what they have learned in the classroom.

"Sociology is one of the best majors here at Biola. I have some of the best professors who have real world experience. I enjoy combining my faith and major together to impact the world for Jesus Christ. With the education that I am receiving in my Sociology major, I am prepared and equipped to take on the world."

- Beverly Koloko-Green

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