Sociology is the study of how people both create and are shaped by the social world. Explore issues of gender, race, religion, and cultural differences as you build expertise in your major. Develop skills that help you become a valuable contributor in a range of careers, such as journalism, law, criminal justice, social work, and community development. This program illuminates the social forces, inequalities, and institutional structures that impact our lives. The skills and knowledge gained also form a strong foundation for graduate studies.
To earn the Sociology minor, you must successfully complete a 21-credit course of study.
Alumni Success Stories
Talesha Saint-Marc ’06 was recently named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty.” While at Franklin Pierce, Saint-Marc participated in everything from peer advising to student government. As a political science major and sociology minor, she developed a strong connection with Professor Frank Cohen who inspired her with his passion. She remembers what it felt like to attend a rural campus, away from the familiar culture of home. “I went to high school in NH, but for some of the other minority students coming from more urban environments, it was a more of a culture-shock. The college made strong efforts to help students learn about differences and promote issues of interest to minority students.”