The social work concentration is organized as a broad preparation for students who desire to enter the helping professions.
The criminology concentration provides students an opportunity to study crime and related issues from a social scientific perspective, infusing themes of social justice and Christian ethics, and recognizing social inequalities present within the criminal justice system.
Throughout Scripture, God’s people are called to confront injustice and seek shalom. Biola's sociology major equips you for this task by teaching you to research and critically analyze such varied aspects of social life as family, crime, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and values — and then apply this knowledge to real-life issues in a variety of professional settings.
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s sociology program offers several key advantages:
Throughout the sociology program, there will be a focus on the basic understanding of how culture, social environments and institutions affect our everyday lives, and the importance of seeking social justice as a Christian. Whether you choose to minor in sociology or choose one of the two concentrations, some interesting topics and course highlights you will learn about include:
Biola's sociology major provides training in a wide-range of strong skill sets that will prepare you for graduate school and careers in the fields of criminal justice, counseling, politics, research and social work. As a well-rounded professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
I have some of the best professors who have real world experience. I enjoy combining my faith and major together to impact the world for Jesus Christ.”