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What is Sociology?

The study of sociology gives the student an understanding and appreciation of the nature of society, social institutions, and people as social beings and creators of culture.

Through systematic investigation and analysis, students gain knowledge and insight into the complex relatinships found in the modern world. Students are then better prepared to make intelligent judgments in their own lives and to contribute more effectively to society and the world.

Sociology as a Foundation

Sociology provides a background for pursuing further study in sociology, business, law, social work, social services, counseling, communications and other related areas.

Where are Sociology Majors Employed?

Sociology prepares students for employment in the public and private sectors in such areas as:

  • management
  • public relations
  • human resources
  • applied research
  • public policy
  • administration
  • teaching

Saint Anselm College's program in sociology allows students to focus on general sociology or social work.

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Students Present at New Hampshire Public Health Association

Students Present at New Hampshire Public Health Association

Students Present at New Hampshire Public Health Association

On April 4, two seniors presented their spring internship projects at the New Hampshire Public Health Association Annual Meeting (NHPHA) in Concord, N.H. ...Read More

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97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

97% of the Class of 2014 Employed, in School, Volunteering

Within six months of graduating, 97% of the class of 2014 had a job, were continuing their education, or were volunteering full-time....Read More

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S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

S.O.A.R. Program Showcases Student Work

Throughout the month of April, students are presenting their papers, speeches, artwork, research, and interactive projects through the college's program series Showcasing Our Art and Research (S.O.A.R.). ...Read More

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Sociology Major Receives Presidential Leadership Award

Sociology Major Receives Presidential Leadership Award

Sociology Major Receives Presidential Leadership Award

Hannah O'Halloran, a sociology and social work double major, has been selected by Dr. Steven DiSalvo to receive the college's Presidential Leadership Award and to be named a Newman Civic Fellow by the national office of Campus Compact....Read More

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Political Scholars Gather at College to Analyze Midterm Elections

Political Scholars Gather at College to Analyze Midterm Elections

Political Scholars Gather at College to Analyze Midterm Elections

On March 13-14, Saint Anselm College brought together 40 prominent political scientists and sociologists to analyze the outcomes and meanings of the most recent midterm elections at the biannual American Election Conference. ...Read More

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Sociology
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7122
sociology@anselm.edu

Alumni Profile

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Katharine Winner, class of 2012

Katharine Winner, a Master's of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Pennsylvania attributes where she is today to her time spent at Saint Anselm College. "All of the experiences that I had while at St. A's pointed me in the direction of social work and to help others".

Read Katharine's profile on our spotlight on alumni page.