Sociology class with Matt Friesen

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 social structures and finding opportunities to work for social justice and peaceful resolution of conflicts in families and communities - local, national and international.

Bluffton's sociology major is delivered collaboratively with Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College and builds on the strengths of each of the three schools. Students will take a limited number of courses through video conferencing and online learning.

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

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