The Sociology program at Southeastern prepares students to contribute meaningfully to our world by engaging them in a sociological perspective that enables them to understand an array of societal challenges. Students learn to develop innovative opportunities and solutions to lead the educational, economic and cultural development of southeast Louisiana and beyond.

Other Concentrations



  • Criminal Justice
  • Geography
  • Anthropology
  • Geographic Information System

Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • Program features internship opportunities, speaker events and workshops, study abroad programs and undergraduate research opportunities

  • Nationally recognized scholars who have published research in their fields

  • Faculty committed to students through academic advising and mentoring

  • Small class sizes allowing for increased discussion and the use of creative learning styles that focus on the development and use of critical thinking skills

  • Online courses available

  • Honors curriculum available


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Academic Scholar/Researcher
  • Agency Administrator
  • Case Manager/Counselor
  • College Admissions Specialist/Recruiter
  • Community Organizer/Advocate
  • Community Relations Organizer
  • Development Agent
  • Disaster Relief and Response Specialist
  • Employment and Labor Relations
  • Negotiator/Manager
  • Health Outreach Specialist
  • International Development Agent
  • Patient Advocate
  • Renewable Energy Price Coordinator
  • Social Justice Educator
  • Sustainable Agriculture Community Organizer
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Director of
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Urban Planning Specialist

Types of Employers

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Child develop centers
  • Corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Health care organizations
  • Higher education
  • Law enforcement



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Student Orgs & Activities

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Social Justice Speaker Series

Southeastern Sociology Association

Reconnect (Student Environmental Sustainability Association)

Standout Student Organization

Sociology Honor Society

Study Abroad Cuba

Study Away Zion National Park