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  • General Sociology Concentration
  • Globalization, Urbanization, and Justice Concentration
  • Child Life Concentration
  • Family Ministry Concentration
  • Marriage and Family Concentration

From the Chair

In the sociology department, we look comprehensively at people in interaction with each other. Whether it is looking into personal relationships in families or looking into larger institutions. With classes like Social Deviance, Gender and Sexuality, Social Structure of Injustice, Parent-Child Relations, and Contemporary Issues in the Family, we aren’t afraid to look into some of the darker corners of the human experience.

As Christian sociologists, we study sociology to better understand human relationships and the way in which sin affects them in this fallen world where we see suffering and injustice. By actively studying, diligently researching, and consciously participating in society, we are able to discover ways in which God is calling us to be His agents of renewal here on earth.

Studying sociology will challenge you personally, academically, and spiritually. It will help you to build strong critical thinking skills, develop a stronger writing ability, and understand the world in a unique way. Both Sociology and Family Studies are great majors to build a foundation for graduate study later on.

There is a lot of growth and change going on in our department right now, and this is a great time to get on board with sociology at Union! Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like more information.

Nina C. Heckler, PhD
Department Chair & Assistant Professor

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