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About the Sociology Program

Our sociology degree requires students to complete courses that examine global social problems and the development of sociological theory. We offer electives courses that explore:

  • urban sociology
  • medical sociology
  • marriage and family
  • social movements
  • political sociology
  • sociology of religion

Sociology Major          Sociology Minor

The Scientific Core

Students pursuing a degree in sociology also complete a series of classes endorsed by the National Science Foundation and referred to as the Scientific Core. In these courses students will:

  • use science as a problem-solving and critical thinking tool
  • work in a team-based research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • present research findings at regional or national conference

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Real World Experience

All students are required to do one professional internship, but many of our students elect to complete two. Most recently, our students have interned at:

  • Burrell Behavioral Health
  • C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue
  • Cox Health Psychiatric Unit
  • Family Violence Center
  • Federal Public Defender’s Office
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Mercy Marian Center
  • Missouri Board of Probation and Parole
  • Planned Parenthood
  • U.S. Marshals Service

Study Abroad

Drury has many outstanding study abroad opportunities. In recent years, BHSC professors have taken students to England to study “Methods, Madness, and Murder” as well as to South Africa to study global health issues, the biological bases of clinical disorders, and infectious diseases. 

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What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, nearly 100% of our students who apply are accepted to attend graduate, law, or medical school Recently, our students have chosen to study at such places as:

  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • King’s College in London
  • Purdue University
  • Sam Houston State
  • Suffolk University
  • University of California-Davis
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Washington University