ODU’s Sociology program provides students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in post-graduate education as well as in private and public sector careers in social services, social research and public policy.
- Major and minor available in Sociology.
- A variety of other minors helps students customize their curriculum.
- Small class sizes allow ODU professors to interact, instruct and mentor students on a personal level.
- Curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, effective research skills, problem solving, and an awareness of the social, political, historical, ethical and economic forces that affect societies.
Degrees & Courses
Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.
Outcomes & Careers
Career paths include positions in social services, social research and public policy.
Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.
All ODU Sociology majors complete an internship. Typically, that internship takes
place during their senior year. Graduates usually find jobs in the social service
and non-profit sectors serving families, children or teens, immigrants and women.
Ohio Dominican is just minutes from downtown Columbus, where a variety of companies and organizations are located. Central Ohio enjoys a diverse economy with many internship possibilities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
ODU faculty and Career Development Center are eager to help interested students secure relevant internship experiences.
The Poverty & Development Seminar is taught in Guatemala every other May term for
two weeks. Students study the root causes of poverty in a Central American context
and examine grassroots programs that address the structural and systemic causes of
poverty. They have the opportunity to live with Guatemalan families in the countryside
for two to three days during the course.
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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Alumnae Amanda Soukup '12 and Jill Anderson '13 share why they chose to earn their Sociology degree from Ohio Dominican.