Undergraduate Majors

A Sociology Student at Tent City

Students in SPU’s Sociology program can choose one of three majors leading to a bachelor’s degree: Sociology, Urban Studies, or Criminal Justice.

Sociology major

Majoring in Sociology equips you to do systematic study of human interaction in groups and societies. How and why do societies change?

SPU Sociology graduates have gone on to graduate studies, to practice law, and to help craft social policy. Many also become social workers and counselors.

Learn more about the Sociology major.

Criminal Justice major

Majoring in Criminal Justice prepares you to examine policing, courts, and prisons, and how they are shaped by society, race, class, and gender. You’ll be equipped to help your community with justice and reconciliation.

With a Criminal Justice degree, you’ll be ready to work in policing, corrections, probation, the legal field, or social services. You might also pursue graduate studies.

Learn more about the Criminal Justice major

Urban Studies major

The Urban Studies major lets you explore the city as a living organism as you consider urban development, planning and growth, livability, and the needs of diverse communities.

With a degree in Urban Studies, you’ll possess the tools needed to help develop new ways to improve life for those in dynamic urban environments.

Learn more about the Urban Studies major

Sociology student Heather Bean at Tent City

Choose from six minors

Sociology-related minors offer you a deeper perspective, no matter what your major. Choose from Sociology, Urban Studies, Women’s Studies, or Anthropology (biological, cultural, linguistics).