Sociology is one of Franklin College’s most popular majors. In part, because students can easily combine sociology with another major, like biology, journalism or math. Having a double major will make you more valuable and unique in the job market.
People, who love learning about other people, major in sociology. The sociology department faculty nurtures our students’ love of learning by encouraging them to study off-campus and overseas.
While some sociology graduates pursue advanced degrees, most immediately begin working after graduation – usually as police, parole and probation officers as well as business people, public servants and nonprofit employees. Sociology graduates prosper.
Criminal justice is a program offered within the sociology major. Students earn a sociology degree with an emphasis in criminal justice by taking courses on cops, courts, corrections and constitutional law (provided by political science faculty).
The Nonprofit Leadership minor also resides within the department of sociology. Sponsored by the sociology department, the Nonprofit Leadership major requires four courses on nonprofits as well as courses in leadership, sociology and business.
I chose a liberal arts education because I wanted to be more of a well-rounded student and I wanted to expand my education beyond what I need to learn for my profession. My program prepares me academically because it allows me to get more of an insight to the career paths that I could potentially take.” - Peighton Zebrowski '23
The professors are what make Franklin College’s sociology department special. They are actually invested in my education, care about what I am thinking, and most of all want me to succeed. - Kassidy Andrews '20
If you attend Franklin College, you could visit Africa, Europe, or South America as well as Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, or Atlanta with our sociology professors.