The sociology program helps students develop a Christian perspective on the nature of humans, relationships, and institutions. Such a perspective aids in a clearer understanding of engagement in social situations and in response to social issues. The department seeks to enable critical awareness of diverse relations, patterns, and social structures. Its program adheres to the principle that this is God’s world, that human evil is at the root of social problems, and that Christ’s re-demption underlies the possibility for social and personal restoration.
The sociology program is designed to prepare students for a variety of pursuits after graduation, such as graduate work, social and sociological research, and vocations in social institutions, groups, and relationships.