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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 elective courses that explore:

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

Sociology Major          Sociology Minor


Real World Experience

In addition to courses, you are encouraged to work in community, social and/or correctional agencies where you can apply classroom knowledge to real problems. 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

Drury students intern with widely regarded institutions.


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:

Students continue their studies at top colleges and universities.

  • 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



Careers in Sociology

Students who major in sociology are well prepared for jobs across a broad spectrum of agencies and organizations. In fact, coursework that examines a range of social factors and fosters expertise in research methodologies and statistical analyses provides sociologists with an advantage over non-behavioral science, liberal arts majors when applying for various forms of employment. While a portion of sociology graduates seek jobs in family-related social service fields, other seek jobs as:

  • community organizers
  • demographers
  • hospital administrators
  • housing human resource managers
  • personnel coordinators

Additional information about jobs in sociology can be found at the American Sociological Association’s career page.

For those interested in obtaining employment within the state of Missouri, you may find the Missouri Jobs website helpful.

Agency/organizations sometimes offer valuable information about employment as well. If you know (or think you know) where you would like to work, explore these unique agency websites.