Ohio Dominican University’s Sociology Department seeks to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-graduate education as well as private and public sector careers in social services, social research and public policy. We emphasize critical thinking, effective research skills, problem solving, and an awareness of the social, political, historical, ethical and economic forces that affect societies.
Ohio Dominican's Sociology majors enjoy access to faculty in a small department, the opportunity to complete an internship, which often leads to a job offer upon graduation, and the chance to conduct original research with their professors.
100 percent of Ohio Dominican's Sociology majors complete an internship. Typically, that internship takes place during their senior year. Graduates usually find jobs in the social service and nonprofit sectors serving families, children or teens, immigrants and women. Ohio Dominican offers a minor in Nonprofit Management, which is an excellent compliment to a Sociology degree as it includes courses in organization behavior and management, fundraising, grant writing, and public relations.
Dr. Julie Hart lived and worked in Guatemala from 2001 to 2003 and continues to lead student courses in Guatemala. In addition, she volunteers with Christian Peacemaker Teams for a month each summer in places like Colombia and Israel/Palestine. Research interests include identity change among U.S. veterans of war.