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

Courses in the Urban Studies major and minor are offered during the 2018-19 academic year. The program, however, will no longer accept applicants who cannot complete their program during this academic year. After this academic year the Urban Studies Program will no longer be offered at SPU.

Sociology student Heather Bean at Tent City

Choose from five minors

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

Dafne Hernandez-Banderas

Interested in Urban Studies? See how Dafne Hernandez-Banderas, the first graduate of SPU’s urban studies program, explores cities to learn.