Major in Sociology
A Cal Lutheran sociology degree can take graduates in many directions-into careers that include human relations and counseling, social and human services, journalism, education, law and politics, public policy, and the ministry.
Learning how human beings live together, while asking probing questions about the causes and consequences of human behavior, social problems, and social change. These are the topics that encompass the study of sociology at any American university.
But that study takes on added significance when it is undertaken in a vast, diverse social laboratory like Southern California-particularly at a school like Cal Lutheran, which makes the most of its location in one of America's doorways to the world. Here, sociology education truly comes to life.
Utilizing in-the-field experiential learning methods along with state-of-the-art computer-driven research methodologies and software for data analysis, the sociology degree program is both relevant and compelling. Majors learn to think critically, ask the right questions, and write and speak effectively as they argue through some of today's most pressing social problems.
Course offerings are varied and extensive: courses in culture target such issues as sexuality in modern society, the problems of substance abuse, and the contemporary American culture wars. Courses in social inequality help students address such issues as ethnic relations and the different perspectives of men and women. And courses that address our social institutions study everything from the family to religion and education.
Whatever their career direction, students majoring in sociology will leave with a deeper understanding of the human factors that come into play in every private and public arena. They're readily accepted into graduate programs in sociology and social work at a wide range of U.S. universities, among them the University of Southern California, NYU-Stony Brook, University of Texas, and University of Colorado.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Molly George, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Adina Nack, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Gender and Women's Studies
Akiko Yasuike, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Contact the Department
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd. #3800
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360