Sociology Major, Minor and Concentrations
Roanoke College offers a major and minor in sociology, as well as concentrations in health care delivery, information analysis, anthropology, , gender and women's studies and crime, deviance, and social control.
Explore sociology firsthand
There are many opportunities for firsthand learning in the sociology major:
- Service Learning
- Grant Writing
- Partnership with Earthbound
- Washington Semester
Employment and Graduate Study Outcomes
Ninety-one percent of those who participated in the alumni survey indicated receiving job offers or an acceptance to graduate school within six months of graduation. Examples of recent graduate schools sociology graduates have attended include the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina. Learn more.
Work with experts. The sociology department's small class size and many opportunities for independent research ensure that students receive one-on-one attention and develop strong working relationships with faculty.
Areas of expertise include political sociology, race and ethnicity, cultural anthropology, juvenile interventions, comparative historical sociology, service learning, dating patterns, medical anthropology, community development, gender, medical sociology, environmental sociology, religion, and food and culture. Meet our faculty.
Hoffman dispels stereotypes about drug offenders through service learning. “By being involved with the project, students develop a sense of empathy that they cannot get from a textbook,” she says.