About the program
What is culture and where do I fit in? The sociology major encourages students to ask critical questions about social issues and prepares them to become agents of change.
Why study sociology at Roanoke?
Find connections. Faculty strive to help students make meaningful connections across the curriculum according to their interests.
Make it relevant. Sociology students enact skills learned in the classroom through internships, service learning, grant writing and research projects.
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.
Explore sociology firsthand
There are many opportunities for firsthand learning in the sociology major:
Aspire. Roanoke grads have continued to advanced studies in such fields as sociology, social work, law, medicine, urban studies and public health. Learn more.
Go forth. Recent grads are working in a range of positions in business, education, government, social services and law. Learn more.
"Majoring in sociology helped me make sense of the many different kinds of environments--professional and otherwise--that I have encountered since my graduation. Understanding patterns in human behavior is a foundational part of running a business."
-Cyrus Pace, Executive Director, Jefferson Center