Department of Sociology
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
“Go outside the classroom. Put your sociological imagination in action”
The department of sociology at Bridgewater College “puts the world at your doorstep.” Go outside the classroom. Put your sociological imagination in action.
Learn to critically investigate and observe the complexities of social life. You could go into the local area to study skateboarding culture or the experience of immigrants in the Shenandoah Valley. Or you might find yourself working with a local homeless shelter or riding along with a Harrisonburg police officer.
Pursuing a degree in sociology will connect you with students and faculty who are passionate about studying social life and seeking social change, while teaching you research skills that will ground your understanding of the world around you.
Sociology requires us to ask questions from many different perspectives. Are you intellectually curious? Interested in research and analysis? Do you want to make the world a better place? Give sociology a closer look.
Become part of a dynamic learning community. Get your sociology degree at BC.
Interested in a legal or justice-related career? Graduate work in the rapidly growing field of criminology? Want to explore the world of law, crime and social repercussions? Minor in crime and justice at Bridgewater.
Analyze culture from a variety of perspectives. Most colleges only offer cultural studies at the graduate level. Minor in cultural studies as an undergraduate at Bridgewater College.
The minor in social work will introduce you to the unique dimensions, broad-based approaches and multiple skills required within the field of social work and prepare you for employment or graduate school in the field.