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Department of Sociology

The SNU Department of Sociology has an objective of enhancing students' understanding of, and ability to function in, diverse societies. Our accomplished faculty coordinates the Sociology Practicum which gives students opportunities for real-world service and apply their classroom knowledge. After completing one of our available degree programs, you will be prepared for a number of career paths as well as further education and research at the graduate level.

Department of Sociology Programs

The Department of Sociology at SNU offers degrees in several areas and will benefit you in multiple career paths including human relations, ministry, social work, and social sciences research. As a student of sociology, you will learn to interpret human social behavior from an informed perspective and be encouraged to develop as a responsible, educated person of faith

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Department of Sociology Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are awarded annual to sociology majors. Students majoring in sociology should apply as when the forms become available during the school year. Learn more about scholarships available at SNU from the Office of Financial Assistance.

Department of Sociology Faculty & Staff

Alan Young, Ph.D.Dr. Alan Young - Sociology
Professor and Chair of Sociology
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A.B. Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985

M. Div., emphasis in Missions, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, 1987

A.M. Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993

Associate Professor of Sociology, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, 1994-2006

MBA, Southern Nazarene University, 2010

Southern Nazarene University, 2006-

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage