Sociology Department

In Sociology, we study groups; the variety of ways people behave in groups and how an individual’s attitude and actions are influenced by them.

Program Highlights

  • Students interested in contributing to social change have the opportunity to participate in the McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement  and coordinate sociology courses with offerings in economics and political science.
  • Multiculturalism is important to our program. More than half our faculty members have directed an international study program. The department offers courses in world populations, race and ethnicity, urban studies and anthropology.
  • Experiential learning is valued. In addition to internships, interested students can participate in on-going faculty research or design and implement their own independent research project for credit.

Overview of Program

  • Includes courses such as criminology, political sociology, ethnic studies, religion and more.
  • Has sponsored internships at the Office of the Saint Cloud Mayor, Camp Courage, Casa Guadalupe and Stearns County Community Corrections.
  • Has a concentration in Family Studies.
  • Includes collaborative efforts across many disciplines.
  • Learn more about our program.

Contact Us

Sheila Nelson
Chair, Sociology Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

(320) 363-3125