Academics

Sociology

Learn more about the sociology degree program at Rollins College.
Develop In-Demand Skills

Develop In-Demand Skills

As a sociology major at Rollins, you’ll develop in-demand skills and experience that will prepare you to thrive in a range of fields, from law and medicine to business and the nonprofit sector.

Why Study Sociology at Rollins

If you’re passionate about social change, concerned about inequality, and looking for solutions, you’ll find your perfect fit as a sociology student at Rollins.

In an intimate department with a specialized focus on social justice, you’ll enhance your awareness and understanding of 21st-century social problems and gain insight about how social change happens through on-the-ground experiences. You’ll also grasp the relationship between personal experiences and larger social forces and see the connections between biography, history, and social structure.

As a sociology major, you develop in-demand skills and experience that will prepare you to thrive in a range of fields, from law and medicine to business and the nonprofit sector.

Make the World More Fair Our program focuses on social inequalities, especially related to race, class, and gender. Your cohesive experience will focus on understanding the creation and reproduction of these inequalities and the potential for social change.

Build In-Demand Skills Through discussion-based classes and field experiences, you’ll forge real-world skills—like how to understand and conduct research and present data—that will prepare you to succeed in myriad professional sectors.

Personalized Attention Our faculty is comprised entirely of full-time experts committed to collaborating on research, career development, and community engagement.

Popular Courses

Our rigorous curriculum is designed to promote sociological literacy and engaged citizenship, enhance understanding of 21st-century social problems, and cultivate in-demand analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • SOC 112 Sociology of the Family
  • SOC 111 Social Problems
  • SOC 108 Self and Society
  • SOC 345 Sociology of Gender
  • SOC 330 Social Movements
  • SOC 355 Race and Ethnic Relations

Beyond the Classroom

Real World Research
From traveling to Selma, Alabama, to study the historical sites of the Civil Rights Movement to volunteering in child-care facilities to evaluate the social contradictions of paid care work, sociology students conduct real-world research alongside our expert faculty.

Meaningful Opportunities Our professors’ connections to social-justice organizations throughout the region allow students to gain professional experience and effect positive change at the same time.

Student Activism Sociology students at Rollins are campus leaders. Our department hosts annual speaker’s forums and special film screenings to raise awareness about inequality issues, and students take on leadership roles in many progressive student organizations.

Major and Minor Requirements

Visit the Rollins catalogue to access the program requirements

Contact Info

Department of Sociology
Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences
1000 Holt Ave. – 2761 
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2670
F. 407.646.2325
Visit the Department of Sociology Website
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