Sociology Program | About

The Sociology Program at Benedictine College, founded in 1922, offers students a number of opportunities for research and broad intellectual development.  In keeping with the mission of the college, the Sociology Program “is ordered to the goal of wisdom lived out in responsible awareness of oneself, God and nature, family and society.” The mission of our program is to equip all students with “the sociological imagination” in order that they can better understand the social world in context and become active agents of Benedictine College’s commitment to service.

The sociology program at Benedictine College is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in a uniquely Benedictine and Catholic environment. Students are encouraged to question, critique and engage the social world using Catholic principles as the guiding foundation. Every year our students present original research projects through Benedictine College’s Discovery Program and they have also presented and won awards at the Annual meeting of The Midwest Sociological Society.

In addition to outstanding scholarship, sociology students at Benedictine College take leadership roles in discipline-related lectures and service projects to the community through their participation in The Sociology Club.

Sociological inquiry in an atmosphere of faith and scholarship has helped our students become leaders in social services, the criminal justice system, business, healthcare, gerontology and education.

 Sociology & Criminology Group