WHY DO PEOPLE DO WHAT THEY DO?
Why does the world work the way it does? Sociologists systematically analyze the behavior patterns of social, political, religious, educational, and business organizations. They conduct research and analyze theory to help identify the causes of social problems such as violence, crime, divorce, poverty, racism, and sexism.
Sociology provides skills and knowledge for understanding how institutions and organizations shape individual life experiences.
Our goal is to provide our students with opportunities to connect theory and research. We present a flexible curriculum meant to encourage double majors and exploration of topics relevant to our real lives. Our program has a focus on inequality, examining issues of race, gender, and class. Our courses offer opportunities for active learning (including community based learning in some cases), reflection on your own values and beliefs, and a chance to examine current social issues through readings, films, and other media. With a major in sociology, you will be prepared to demonstrate the Loras College mission of reflective thinking, active learning, responsible contributing, and ethical decision-making.
CAREER COUNSELING, INTERNSHIPS, AND JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
The Loras College Center for Experiential Learning can provide students with assistance in career counseling, gaining work experience via internships, and conducting a job search.
Many resources are available including employer literature, job listings, job shadowing, resume writing and interviewing materials.
Recent Sociology graduates have taken positions at:
Abused Women’s Shelter
Advanced Data Comm- Supervisor
Arthur Andersen- Researcher
Barnes and Noble- Asst Manager
Bremwood- Activities Director
Clinton Community Care- Social Worker
Custom Concrete- HR Asst Director
Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department
Foster Care Review
Hillcrest Family Services
Hills and Dales
International Academy of Design- Recruiter
Office of Rep Stephen Freese