Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college in Indiana

sociology department

Diverse Fields of Study

Sociology is the study of human interactions. At Huntington University, we’ll help you understand the sociological concepts that influence fields as diverse as law enforcement and gerontology. And at Huntington University, you will learn to integrate sociological theories with Christian principles, and refine your individual conclusions about society.

An Interactive Classroom

The majority of your sociology courses at Huntington will be discussion-based classes. You will be encouraged to talk about course content and make informed decisions about societal issues. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of social institutions, cultures, social problems and social change.

Career Options with Sociology:

  • Criminal Justice (i.e. law enforcement, community corrections, etc)
  • Research (educational, private firms, etc)
  • Education (i.e. teaching, administration, etc)
  • Advocacy (i.e. international relations, labor rights, child advocacy, etc)
  • Government (i.e. Census Bureau, Homeland Security, etc)
  • And so much more! The American Sociological Association has a wealth of resources.

alumni impact

Advantages of a Christian college education at Huntington University

Rebecca Laumbattus

Sociology '05

For Rebecca, a typical work day might include a trip to the Medicaid office, the grocery store and a client’s home.

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news & events

2014 Forester Night recognizes students, facultyThe 43rd annual Huntington University Forester Night celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus, as well as the recognition of the Foresters of the Year, the 2014 Outstanding Scholar Award, the Impact Initiative Scholarship and the Professor of the Year. The event was held May 6.
Students, ‘Hoosier Grown’ team to present research at 2014 academic forumAfter a lot of hard work this year, 30 Huntington University students, including the "Hoosier Grown" marketing team, will present their research from various disciplines at the 2014 Academic Research Forum from 2:45-5 p.m. April 23.