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Maj. Frank Hartleroad, M.A., ARNG (Ret.)
Chair, Sociology/Criminology/Social Work Department
610-647-4400 ext. 3451

Program Overview

Immaculata's B.A. in Sociology helps you develop critical thinking skills, an ethical framework, an awareness of society's needs, and a deeper commitment to social justice. As a result, you will be well prepared to work with minority groups and to enter a career in law and advocacy, management, business, international relations, urban planning, state government, or policy. 

Sociology examines how human beings interact and how organizations behave. You will examine how issues of diversity, social values and social change affect the ways in which society, social institutions and organizations are structured and shaped by culture. Classes explore sociological theories, group behavior, social institutions, culture, major dilemmas in American social policy, medical sociology, sociology of the family, deviance and social control, and sociological research. 

Career Potential

The skills you learn in your sociology major can be applied to careers in social services, criminal justice, business, and education in the public or private sector. 

Our graduates are equipped to work in a variety of areas, including:

  • Social services
  • Public policy
  • Government administration (federal, state, county)
  • Criminal justice administration
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Advertising
  • Human resources
  • Non-profit health or community development agencies
  • International relations
  • Correctional facilities


As a sociology major, you will have the opportunity to participate in an internship. The following list represents a few of our many field sites:

  • Project Concern—Rehabilitation for Male Juvenile Offenders, Coatesville, PA
  • Media Court House, Media, PA
  • Chester County Probation and Parole, West Chester, PA
  • Salvation Army—Residential Program for Homeless Men, West Chester, PA
  • AIDS Support Services, Coatesville, PA
  • Women’s Resource Center, West Chester, PA
  • Chester County Office of Aging, West Chester, PA
  • Greater Newark Boys and Girls After-School Club, Newark, DE
  • Chester County Office of Children and Youth, West Chester, PA
  • Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville, PA
  • Intermediate Unit—Early Intervention Classroom, Paoli, PA

Learning Outcomes

The Sociology program at Immaculata aims to:

  • Develop the basic conceptual tools, methods and theories necessary to understand social behavior, social groups and society
  • Provide experience that is applicable to and complements careers in law and advocacy, management and personnel, psychology and any of the allied medical/mental health fields
  • Facilitate students' abilities to work with diverse populations in the public or private sector


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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
Federal Compliance Links | Clery | Employment
Immaculata University | Copyright © All Rights Reserved