Have you ever questioned how society influences your worldview? Goshen College’s sociology program will take your natural curiosity and teach you the skills needed to think outside the box. With personalized attention from experienced and knowledgeable faculty, you’ll have the chance to explore issues of identity, inequality and social change. GC offers many opportunities to apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to real-world situations: you could help to preserve a community’s cultural heritage or develop a plan for a community garden.
After taking courses in social research, social analysis and cultural interpretation, you’ll be well prepared for graduate programs and careers that engage in social analysis. Many sociology grads have gone on to attend graduate school or seminary. Alumni have applied their skills to education, community development, church organizations, research and graduate school—all paths for expanding your worldview and improving public and community life at home or abroad.
Lizzy Diaz '13 came to Goshen College to become a nurse, but changed her major to sociology to study the complexities of human societies. While a student, she was an athlete and traveled to Egypt for SST.
Jes Stoltzfus Buller ’08 knows firsthand how messy the process of peacemaking can be. Shortly after graduating from Goshen College, Buller moved to Colombia as a part of Mennonite Central Committee's Seed program.
For Danny Klink '18, from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, helping others isn’t a hobby—it’s his future career. That’s why he declared a interdisciplinary studies major focusing on physical education, social work and sociology