Dominican's Sociology program teaches students how social forces influence societies from the individual to global level. Our program's versatility ensures graduates are successful working in government, non-profit and business sectors.

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Do you want to make a difference? By studying sociology you will learn to understand social issues and structures on both a local and global scale. You will examine how social forces influence individuals, families and nations. You will also gain valuable insight into the impact that social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and social class can have on people’s lives and public policy.

Career Paths

This degree will prepare you for a wide range of transformative careers including social work, education, and work in local, state, or federal government, business  and non-profit sectors.

  • Guidance Counselor and Student Advisor, Education

  • Social Worker

  • Government

  • Policy Analyst

  • Public Health Educator


Students in the sociology program will work toward the following outcomes through learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.

  • Identify and evaluate different social theories and their social-historical context to understand and analyze social structures and dynamics.
  • Critically analyze sociological questions employing social science research methods and identifying implications for research and policy.
  • Examine how culture and social structure operate and assess how the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, gender, class, or other bases of inequality impact society.

Degrees Offered


Course Catalog

Learning Outcomes

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Admissions and Aid

A degree from a top-ranked, private University like Dominican is deliberately affordable and accessible! More than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive significant financial aid through merit- and need-based scholarships as well as state and federal aid. Additionally, for most students, there is no application fee, and we don't ask for test scores. Get in touch with a counselor to learn more about your path to an exceptional college experience at Dominican!

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Career Exploration and Internships

We guide you in self-awareness, career exploration, internship experience, and job search preparation through individual counseling, career programs, and connections with employers and alumni.

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Faculty and Staff

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Charlie Sarno

Professor, Sociology