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Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Seattle Pacific University. Sociology is the systematic study of groups, how they influence individuals and the effects of their collective interaction.

Sociology courses focus on characteristics of these groups and examine the societies that they form. The central premise of sociology is that the individual cannot be understood apart from societal and interpersonal contexts. Therefore, coursework is designed to help students gain perspective on themselves and the world around them through an analysis of social structure and culture.

Students majoring in sociology have secured positions in government, business, industry and private research agencies. Others hold jobs in planning agencies and research departments of city, county, state and federal government and religious organizations, law enforcement agencies, and many other settings. The sociological perspective has also proven invaluable for students entering any of the helping professions. Advanced positions in these areas often require graduate training.



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