Sociology: Robert Morris University Sociology | Robert Morris University


The study of social groups and behavior, Sociology is one of the hallmarks of the liberal arts.  Robert Morris University's Bachelor's degree in Sociology gives students a firm grounding in the discipline and prepares them for graduate programs and careers in the Sociology and related fields.

Sociologists can specialize in a wide range of topics.  The curriculum at RMU includes sociological theory, women in society, marriage and families, criminology, sport, and deviant behavior.  Sociologists often design and conduct research in these areas, preparing reports for businesses, nonprofits, schools, and policymakers, as well as providing direct service to individuals through work in social service and community outreach programs.

With courses all taught by faculty, a flexible program to individualize each student's needs and interests, small class sizes, personalized attention, a senior research project and an internship relevant to their career interests, a Sociology degree from Robert Morris University gives students the background and skills for professional success.

There is also the chance for high-performing students who desire to go to law school the to become candidates in the Early Law School Admission Program.  Students have the opportunity through this program to complete three years of undergraduate work at Robert Morris followed by three years of law school at Duquesne University School of Law.  The first year of law school is counted towards the undergraduate degree.

Curriculum Requirements

The 120-credit hour curriculum leads to a B.A. degree.  To see a recommended course sequence click here.

The program has four components:

  1. Robert Morris University Core
    These are the traditional liberal arts requirements of the University. Studies in humanities and the social, behavioral, natural and quantitative sciences are included.
  2. Major
    Includes courses in anthropology, geography, statistics, political science, psychology, as well as a social science practicum and senior research project.
  3. Sociology Requirements
    Ten sociology courses form the heart of the degree, including sociological theory and research methods.
  4. Open Electives
    The student may select a variety of courses to broaden his or her skills in areas of interest.

Sample Job Titles

Adoption Worker, Criminal Analyst, School Social Worker, Paralegal, Administrative Assistant, Sales Manager, Marketing Account Representative, Crime Scene Technician, Probation Officer, Insurance Agent, Customer Service Representative, Attorney, Program Coordinator, Correctional Officer, Clinical Communications Associate, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Intelligence Research Specialist, Training and Assessment Coordinator, Personnel Specialist, Citizen Outreach Director, Staff Operations Specialist, Eldercare Specialist.

For More Information, Contact:

Kathryn Dennick-Brecht, Ed.D. 

Department Head, Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
School of Education & Social Sciences
412-397-5419 Phone
412-397-6044 Fax
Nicholson Center 461
Moon Campus
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