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Sociology Degree at SNU

At SNU, our goal for you as a Sociology student is that you will be able to interpret human social behavior from an informed perspective and be encouraged to develop as a responsible educated person of faith. And because we begin with your goals in mind, we strive to help you plan your future path beginning with your first semester. Whether you wish to graduate and earn an entry-level career or pursue graduate studies, we will set you on a path to success. Our faculty advisors will sit down with you to create your personalized path. As a Sociology student, you will learn from 18 core credits, including 9 upper level credits. You will get to select 21 elective credits from a variety of options to fit your interests. Check out some of your great options in our online course catalog. Because our program is well integrated with History and Psychology, you will earn a Sociology degree that is more solid than one available elsewhere. You will gain a basis in both social theory and statistics/research methods, both key areas if you plan on attending graduate school.

Sociology Careers

When you graduate with your degree in sociology from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Sociologist
  • Social Worker
  • Counselor
  • Researcher

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Study Sociology at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

The Program

  • Strives to equip students to interpret human social behavior from an informed perspective
  • Personalizes a graduation plan based on each individual’s post-graduation goals
  • Combines 18 core credits and 21 elective credits based on each student’s interests
  • Integrates History and Psychology, creating a degree with strong backing in both Social Theory and Statistics/Research Methods
  • Includes a broad-range of internship opportunities in a variety of areas

The Professors

  • Personally invested in your success
  • Include a professor with graduate degrees in 3 separate disciplines
  • Have a variety of accomplishments and experience in Sociology-related fields

The Preparation

  • SNU Sociology graduates are successful in both graduate studies and career paths
  • Recent graduates hold careers in human relations, ministry, social work, social sciences research and more.
  • The combination of Statistic and Research Methods with Social Theory leaves students prepared for success in graduate school.

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Alumni Spotlight

Jamese Siranga
Jamese Siranga, Sociology alumni from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Currently: School-based Social worker in the Putnam City School District at Tulakes Elementary School

In Her Words: “I have been able to work with all kinds of different people. I have worked with lawyers, judges, district attorneys and most importantly with children and families. I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve the families in my community.”



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