Sociology – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

Given the adaptability and utility of a degree in sociology, graduates can be found in the social service field in rehabilitation, administration, group work with youths or seniors. Opportunities also are available in corrections– probation, parole or other criminal justice work; or health care ¬–family planning, substance abuse, or rehabilitation counseling.

A required practicum bolsters your classwork with 150 hours of real world experience with professional supervision at a local organization. Students wishing to pursue graduate work will find a sociology degree prepares them for study in a variety of disciplines.

Maryville’s Sociology program offers students graduate bridges with Maryville’s Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling program and Saint Louis University’s Masters in Social Work program. These accelerated courses of study permit you to begin work on a master’s degree while still completing undergraduate degree requirements.

This program is available online.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.