Do you like to work with people? We do too. We've got a dynamite faculty who teach small classes, so you can really unpack and explore the patterns and challenges that make up society. You'll study areas like

  • Family
  • Community
  • Religion
  • Education
  • Popular Culture
  • Sport

Career Path

A degree in Sociology from Longwood means you'll be able to thoroughly examine social life, and demonstrate the people skills that employers find very attractive. You'll be prepared for any of these jobs:

  • Hospital Caseworkers
  • Travel/Recreational Liaisons
  • Social Workers
  • Community Planning and Development Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Law Enforcement Officers


What You'll Study


Achieve a deep understanding of the rich diversity of the modern world with a degree in Sociology from Longwood as you study social forces, institutions, organizations and how individuals interface with society. You'll develop skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, scientific research methods, statistics and computerized data analysis. A great choice if you're preparing for graduate study in the social sciences and law

Minor in Sociology

Family Studies

A dynamic and collaborative field, Family Studies encompasses sociology, psychology and social work. Our curriculum is designated by the National Council on Family Relations as a Certified Family Life Educator curriculum. This distinction allows you an abbreviated track to becoming a Certified Family Life Educator and a competitive edge pursuing careers working with families.

What is a Certified Family Life Educator? It's someone whom The National Council on Family Relations recognizes as having the educational preparation essential to working with families.

Community Health

The Community Health concentration is designed to give students a competitive edge in pursuing careers working in community health such as patient access coordinator, human services program specialist, medical outreach assistant, and community health worker. 

Community health focuses on understanding social determinants of health and improving the health status of communities and population groups instead of focusing on individuals.


You'll take six classes to complete this minor.

Two of those classes will be Sociology in Practice and Sociological Theory. You'll work closely with your adviser to pick your other four courses.


Get a better understanding of the rich diversity of the modern world in courses that focus on Contemporary Social Problems, Life- Span Development, Gender and Society and much more.

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