Major in Sociology at USF

A Sociology degree from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota can lead to a variety of human service occupations including ministry, law, social work, law enforcement and rehabilitation counseling.

Reasons to Major in Sociology

Choose USF for the benefits of an accredited Christian university while gaining knowledge and skills needed for immediate career placement or graduate study.

On our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll have the opportunity to achieve the following:

  • Understand the basic principles, theories and research methods used by sociologists
  • Use critical-thinking skills in the analysis of issues related to sociology
  • Relate issues in sociology to a Christian worldview
  • Participate in the community and broader society

Sociology Degree Options

A Sociology major at the University of Sioux Falls offers a strong liberal arts foundation that will enable you to pursue a wide range of career paths and postgraduate work. Your Sociology degree options include:

Careers for Sociology Majors

USF’s Sociology graduates find success in top career fields:

Community and Social Service Specialist

Human Resources Specialist


Medical Scientist

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officer 


Social Worker

Social Scientist

Urban Planner


Sociology at USF

Choose to earn your bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Sioux Falls, and you’ll have access to these extra amenities and opportunities.
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Campus Ministries

Put Culture for Service in action during your time on USF’s campus in Sioux Falls.

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Writing Center

The USF Writing Center allows students to develop as writers and to benefit from the training and experience provided by the Writing Center staff. English majors also serve as paid tutors in the Writing Center.

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Career Services

Turn your degree into a career! USF has a strong career services center, with resources, job postings and internships.

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Campus Life

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