Why Sociology at Valpo?

Want to change the world? Valpo Sociology majors are poised to do just that. Preparing students to flourish in a wide variety of career fields across the nonprofit, business, government, and social service sectors. Sociology majors acquire the research tools and analytical skills to prepare them for 21st Century careers through coursework, experiential learning, dedicated mentoring, supervised research, and a strong focus on critical thinking. Dedicated faculty in the program help students cultivate an understanding of the world around them, allowing our graduates to identify solutions to social problems, foster diversity, and establish a solid foundation for success in graduate school, career, and life.

Sociology Highlights

Study Abroad

The Sociology Department offers a number of spring break course opportunities abroad.


Students earn three credit hours for 128 hours worked within the spring semester or the summer.

Experts and Mentors

Professors at Valpo help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity.

Alumni Highlights
Sociology and criminology students at Valpo receive a broad education that combines the best of the liberal arts tradition with the practicalities of job-related skills. Read more about our recent graduates below.
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