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Sociology students conduct research and analyze data, develop a global perspective, learn to think and write critically, become stewards of social justice, and prepare for graduate and professional degrees. Graduates are able to employ traditional sociological knowledge by developing solutions for today’s real-world problems.

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Why Study Sociology at Radford?

  • Our broad liberal arts curriculum provides the foundation for many career paths
  •  You’ll get a Sociology faculty advisor for personalized attention
  • Students have the opportunity to work in our affiliated Center for Social and Cultural Research (CSCR)
  • 100% of majors complete an internship, which will help you transition into professional life
  • Student-led Sociology Club

Careers and Internships

As a broad behavioral science, Sociology students generally find work in a wide variety of careers. Radford students have gone particularly into research positions, social services positions, and human relations positions.

Opportunities for Sociology students at Radford

Students have the opportunity to work in our affiliated Center for Social and Cultural Research (CSCR), do independent research projects under faculty supervision, work together with faculty on research projects, and join the Sociology Club.

  • 50 Sociology majors

  • 80 Sociology minors

  • Smaller major sizes make an atmosphere of familiarity with faculty and students

We have students occasionally study abroad, and students regularly do independent research projects under faculty supervision. One recent example—in spring 2023 one student did a capstone research project on British pubs in London.

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“Sociology is the most useful and versatile major a student can pick. The knowledge and skills you gain from studying Sociology are applicable to many fields and disciplines.” 

Amanda Burroughs ’19

We want to get to know you better and we are excited that you are ready to take your next step and learn more about us. We are here to help you and look forward to working with you during your college search process.