Program Overview

Are you concerned about the world you live in? Would you like to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you want to change our society, or preserve it the way it is?

At Spring Hill College, you’ll investigate real-world problems, study cultural change, strive to understand human behavior, and seek ways to apply that knowledge to make the world a better place.

Delivery:

On Campus

Average Class Size:

13

Clubs:

Sociology Club

Faculty Count:

2

Program Goals

The study of Sociology prepares students for meaningful, satisfying careers in an increasingly complex world and rapidly changing global environment. Through the study of society, one develops an appreciation of diversity, a solid knowledge about human behavior, social organization, and culture, as well as well-honed writing, speaking, and research skills.

Where We Work

• Spring Hill College
• Housing First, Inc.
• Behavioral Frontiers

Career Outlook

Today, sociologists embark upon literally hundreds of career paths. Although teaching and conducting research remains the dominant activity among the thousands of professional sociologists today, other forms of employment are growing both in number and significance. In some sectors, sociologists work closely with economists, political scientists, anthropologists, psychologists, social workers, and others, reflecting a growing appreciation of sociology’s contributions to interdisciplinary analysis and action.

Testimonial


My teachers are passionate about their subjects, instilling a desire to learn amongst students rather than just a quest to memorize material to make the grade. In addition, I love the small campus community and rich faith life on campus. It is hard not to fall in love with this campus! — Olivia Jennings

Faculty

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  • Harold Dorton

    Division Chair of Social Sciences, Department Chair of Sociology

  • Paige Vaughn

    Assistant Professor

  • Suntrease Williams-Maynard

    Adjunct

Why SHC?

  • At Spring Hill College, we’re making our mark – With our small class sizes and affordable tuition, Spring Hill College is uniquely qualified to provide a high quality education to our students. Our Jesuit, Catholic college education is renowned as a well-rounded higher education approach, with an emphasis on empowering students with a passion for knowledge and personal growth. With our recent cut in tuition, Spring Hill College is one of the most affordable private colleges in the country.
  • We’re curious and inspired – Forbes Magazine has ranked Spring Hill College as one of the top ten best colleges for return on investment (ROI). In our class of 2019, 99.5% of graduates attained placement six months after graduation through employment, graduate/professional school, internship or service.
  • We’re doers – Our students contribute 24,000 hours on average to the local community through the Foley Center each year. 100% of the 2020 graduates that applied to medical school were accepted. Spring Hill College has a 100% certification rate and a 92% placement rate with our Education program over the last five years.

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To see how credits you are currently taking at any college/university may transfer to Spring Hill College, you can email a copy of your transcripts to admit@shc.edu. We will send you an evaluation of credits and can help plan future coursework at your current college/university.

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