Degree Programs

Famous Sociology Majors: How Many Can You Name?

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Thinking of studying sociology? These famous people did and then pursued diverse career paths. Take this quiz to see how many you know.

Many programs of study equate directly to their corresponding career fields.

Study computer science or cybersecurity, for example, and chances are you will work in the computer science or cybersecurity fields.

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Topics: Sociology

New Sociology Specializations Highlight Marketable Skills

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Specializing in diversity and equality or in applied and clinical sociology enables students to direct their skills toward marketable career paths.

Starting this fall, students enrolled in Saint Leo University’s online sociology degree program may choose from one of two areas of specialization: diversity and inequality or applied and clinical sociology.

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Topics: Sociology

14 Helpful Blogs For Online Sociology Degree Students

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jul 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

From pop culture to social justice, sociology blogs cover a wide range of issues that can help you stay informed about key issues and trends in this evolving field.

If you want to sharpen your sociological perspective or keep up on the latest sociology news, then we have good news for you: there are many blogs focused on bringing you the kind of news and information you seek. 

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Topics: Sociology

Psychology Vs. Sociology: What’s the Difference? [Infographic]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you’re deciding between pursuing a degree in psychology or sociology, the first step is knowing the difference between the two fields.

Are you fascinated by the human mind? Do you wonder why some people will wait in line for hours – even days – to get the latest smart phone?

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Topics: Sociology, Psychology

Sociology Careers You Might Not Have Thought Of

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Oct 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Interested in a sociology degree but not sure where it could lead? Here are some career paths that may surprise you.    

Why does one community turn to its church in times of crisis, while another riots in the street? Why are some women less likely than others to get a mammogram? What influences certain employees to join a union? How does fast food change the family dynamic? What is the root cause of social unrest?

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Topics: Sociology

New Online Sociology Course Explores Sustainability

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Online students will study sustainability from a sociology perspective – and experience innovative sustainability practices first-hand through on-site study in Costa Rica.

What effect does environmental degradation have on local communities?

How do you produce enough food to sustain humanity?

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Topics: Sociology

Why I Became A Sociologist: 5 Questions For Dr. Janis Prince [Video]

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking about an online sociology degree program, listen to Dr. Prince explain why she “fell completely and madly in love with sociology” as an undergraduate student.

Growing up in the Caribbean, Saint Leo University’s Dr. Janis Prince spent time as a teenager with an aunt who lives in Antigua and is a sociologist.

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Topics: Sociology

The Power Of Persistence

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Overcoming a lifetime of obstacles to earn a college degree, Anissa McLaurin is grateful Saint Leo professors wouldn’t let her quit.

Anissa McLaurin started down the path to a college degree in the traditional way – as a 17-year-old right out of high school.

The journey for the now mother of three, however, has been a long one, marked by multiple starts and stops and replete with tremendous personal challenges.

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Topics: Sociology

Why You Might Love Sociology

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

After just one introductory course, many students fall in love with sociology. Here’s why.

From the impact of video game violence on teens or the effect of divorce on society to the root cause of riots in communities such as Baltimore.

If you’re interested in exploring questions about social change and the causes and consequences of human behavior, a sociology degree may be for you.

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Topics: Sociology

What Can You Do With An Online Sociology Degree?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 14, 2013 9:31:00 AM

Getting an online degree in sociology can lead to a career in a wide variety of fields: from business or social services, to government or health care.

Maybe it started at Saint Leo with your first sociology class, “The McDonaldization of Society,” or “From Colorblind to the Multiracial Society.”

You studied how the social environment influences our behavior. Our attitudes. Our daily interactions. How society changes and the effects it has on our decisions and the paths we choose in life.

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Topics: Sociology

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