Why Major in Sociology at Duquesne University?

As student in majoring in sociology at Duquesne University, you will benefit from:girl in class
  • Choice of concentrations in criminal justice or social justice and policy with opportunity to minor in health and human services or criminal justice
  • Ph.D. faculty with an emphasis in health research as well as community-engaged research and teaching
  • Hands-on learning experiences with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program for incarcerated adults
  • Opportunities to participate in faculty research,including an on-going study of black women's maternal health in Pittsburgh neighborhoods and another study of how organizations that advocate for low-income tenants can work with landlords to secure affordable housing.
  • A variety of paid internships and fieldwork, including those with Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, Homestead Senior Care and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
  • Significant merit-based scholarships available only to sociology majors, including the Goett Endowed Scholarship
  • Program emphasis on developing research skills and conducting research critical to preparing students for master's degrees in social work, public policy, administration of justice, and public administration
  • Graduates pursue careers in criminal justice with state and federal government,
    conduct social science research and work with social service and non-profit agencies