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 Sociology Department. Sponsored by the sociology department, the Nonprofit Leadership major requires four courses on nonprofits as well as courses in leadership, sociology and business.
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
Majoring in sociology has opened up a new perspective and lens I can use to see the world. - Sam Burck '18
Switching my major my senior year of college has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Yes, I thought it would be difficult transitioning from psychology to sociology and completing all the requirement, but my professors helped me adapt to the sociology department easily. Being a part of the sociology program, I gain a closer bond with my professors, and I enjoy learning about the different aspects of our society. I believe having a close relationship with my professors, outside of class, allowed me to understand the materials more and gave me the excitement of graduating in this professional field. - Alexis Tarver '18
Assistant professor of sociology
Associate professor of sociology
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.