Delve into tough questions about how our communities and social relationships shape our lives. Instead of easy answers, you’ll find rich conversations and different approaches to God’s plan for the world.
You’ll examine tension and disorder in society, examining the causes of injustice and suffering. You'll gain a deep understanding of human behavior and relationships, and you’ll equip yourself with the skills to foster renewal and work toward justice in both individual lives and entire communities.
Take your learning outside the classroom through paid research, community internships, off-campus programs, and events like the annual Faith and International Development Conference. You’ll graduate well-equipped for a career in criminal justice, missions, international development, social work, and more.
Using the tools of social science, including statistical analysis, theory and other research methods, you'll be equipped to gain an objective look at some of the most important issues of today. Take courses in criminal justice, diversity and inequality, religion and society, and many more.
To be admitted to the major program in sociology, a student must complete Sociology 151 with a minimum grade of C (2.0).
Support for your research
Through programs like the McGregor Research Program and many others, Calvin provides funding for student research every year. Learn more »
The Calvin Center for Social Research
You could participate in research with Calvin's own Center for Social Research, which pursues a wide range of social-scientific research projects. Learn more »
You can afford a Calvin education.
You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.
A reputation for excellence.
There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.
With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.
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