Who We Are

The Department of Sociology at Seattle Pacific University considers and studies the systematic study of groups, how they influence individuals, and the effects of their collective interaction.

Our Mission

The central premise of sociology is that the individual cannot be understood apart from societal and interpersonal contexts. Therefore, our coursework is designed to help students gain perspective on themselves and the world around them through an analysis of social structure and culture.

Learning Outcomes

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. They also serve in religious organizations, law enforcement agencies, and many other settings.