Have you ever wondered how something can be a fad one day and obsolete the next? Have you wondered why you and your friends can be so alike in some ways and yet so different in others? Has there been a news story that has left you shaking your head at the sheer absurdity or awfulness of what took place? Do you wonder why some people have so much in life while others have so little?
Sociology can help you to find the answers to these and other questions. Sociology works to situate individuals in their larger social environment in an effort to better understand both. We ask what impact individuals have on their family, community, and society. Conversely, we investigate the impact that family, community, and society have on the individual. Studying this two-way interaction makes Sociology interesting and exciting. Come join us on this journey of discovery. The knowledge and skills you develop will enable you to become an active architect of the world you inhabit rather than simply a passive bystander.
Our program offers two areas of concentration:
Administration of Criminal Justice
, for those interested in criminal justice, but want a wider array of options than those offered by a degree in criminal justice.
, for those interested in working in a human resource capacity or a community agency in a multiethnic, multiracial environment.
“I was amazed by
the ability sociology
courses offered me
to see the world
through a new perspective. My attention was captured day after day by distinguished faculty who encouraged me to push myself to gain an in-depth
understanding of sociological concepts and phenomenon.”
“Come join us to discover yourself and the world as you have never seen it before. Sociology is about having a love affair
with people - using your knowledge of people to make choices in your personal and professional life that enhance their
quality of life and
to help to create a
healthier, kinder, and more stable world for
them to live in.”
As a sociology major, you will develop analytical and critical thinking skills that will provide you with the tools to pursue a career in a wide variety of fields or continue on to graduate school in such areas as sociology, law, the ministry or business administration. Some careers include criminal and juvenile justice, social research, policy making, marketing, human resources, youth development aides, law enforcement, local and state government, community nonprofit organizations, and other human services agencies both public and private.
Recent graduates have found employment with Mercer Insurance Agency, Lycoming County Families United Network, Cornell Abraxas, the Pennsylvania State Police, M&T Bank, and Progressive Insurance. Others have been accepted for graduate study at Bowling Green State University, Patterson University, Lehigh University, and Canisius College.
Internships are an important part of hands-on learning and provide valuable experience for future employment. Recent internships included the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission, Dauphin County Juvenile Probation, Clinton County Correctional Facility, Habitat for Humanity, Abraxas Center - Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Susquehanna House Juvenile Residential Facility, and Sunbury Pleasure Ground Playground. In addition, several students have studied in Mexico.
The quality of your education depends on the quality of the faculty. At LHU, you will be taught by professors who are dedicated to your success, not graduate assistants. All sociology and anthropology faculty have doctoral degrees from well-respected universities. All remain professionally involved by doing research and presenting papers at conferences organized by the American Sociological Association, the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, the National Association of Native American Studies and others. You can count on your professors always to be available to help you understand the coursework and answer other questions about your career.
Dr. Lynette Reitz,
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
email@example.com (570) 484-2158
Dr. Timothy Baylor,
Ph.D University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Kimberly Alexander
Ph.D University of North Texas
Dr. Judy Brink
Ph.D University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Zakir Hossain
M.A. Anthropology, University of the Philippines
Ph.D Southern Illinois University
Dr. Greg Walker
Ph.D University of Illinois at Chicago