Sociology is a social science combining scientific and humanistic perspectives in the study of society and its organizations. The discipline of sociology includes the exploration and analysis of family patterns and relationships, group and organizational relationships, race and ethnicity, social class, social movement, and contemporary social problems and issues.

Sociology at Bluffton University is studied as a critical science, investigating the social structures in which we participate, and as a form of "watchful caring," finding opportunities to work for social justice and peaceful resolution of conflicts in families and communities - local, national and international.

Sociology is a valuable liberal arts education for students interested in fields such as social research, public administration, community organization and development, public relations, social program planning, criminology, demography and data analysis. Sociology graduates frequently go on to graduate work in teaching and research.

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Forms to declare a major in sociology, minor in sociology.

For further information about sociology, please visit the website of the American Sociological Association at

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