Sociology: Service Learning

Are you fascinated by the way people view an event in vastly different ways? Do you wonder how communities of seemingly diverse perspectives agree to act for the betterment of society without compromising individual values? How can you understand issues and offer more positive actions?

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology provides you with a deep understanding of the sociological perspective that will help you discover answers to these questions. When you choose the Service Learning Track, your courses and activities build upon the sociology core with an emphasis on community engagement. Service Learning is central to a rigorous curriculum that presents you with the opportunity to apply classroom theories to unscripted problems in real-life settings.

You will bring your experiences back to the classroom for reflection, discussion, and debate, connecting theory and practice in a powerful way.

Future careers, post-grad opportunities

The Sociology core is combined with a broad set of liberal arts courses and a required minor in a business discipline, establishing the foundation for rewarding careers in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit settings. Bryant’s comprehensive education will prepare you for diverse careers in business, the healthcare industry, criminal justice, social services, and government. The Sociology program also provides an excellent foundation for graduate studies in areas such as sociology, business, law, education, and public policy.

Sociology: Service Learning faculty

The Sociology faculty are talented researchers who have published popular textbooks in sociology, authored articles on immigration and identity, and examined how to create learning opportunities for students that encourage them to be critical and inspired thinkers. These gifted teachers connect academic studies with real-world experience in problem solving through courses in data analysis and community-based learning. 

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision 2 - Jan. 15, 2015
  • Regular Decision – Feb. 2, 2015


To learn more, please contact:
Judith McDonnell, Ph.D.
Professor and Sociology Curriculum Coordinator
Department of History and Social Sciences
jmcdonne@bryant.edu


Sociology majors can also choose the track:

 

More than money

Alisheya Luthman ‘14

"I discovered the Service Learning track at Bryant thanks to Professor David Ciliberto. He told me that with my energy and drive, it might be a subject I consider.

After my first class, I knew that I was in love with the topic.

The skills I’ve learned have helped me become a better leader, with increased compassion and a heightened understanding of the opportunities that I have in life."