Department of Sociology

St. Cloud State students listen intently during class

Department of Sociology

Sociology is the study of social behavior or society.

As a Sociology student, you will learn about sociological approaches to thinking about social change, social well-being, and social justice at the local, regional and global scale. The Sociology faculty are committed to teaching and conducting research on the pressing social issues of our time.

Our curriculum enables students to learn valuable analytical, methodological, critical thinking and communications skills, which are valuable in today’s workforce.

Opportunities and Highlights

  • Internship Opportunities

    The Sociology Intership program offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit for new learning gained through pre-arranged and structured work experience in community organizations and in business settings.
  • Survey Center

    Students gain valuable experience conducting statewide and local surveys throughout the year.
  • Community Garden

    We are a group of Saint Cloud State University staff, students, faculty, and Saint Cloud community members creating a unified network to envision, plan, plant, tend, and harvest food and flowers together.