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SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
The disciplines of psychology and sociology focus on studying humanity and societyunique perspectives that are critical to understanding who we are and who we may become in Christ. The Psychology and Sociology Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University exists to help you uncover your unique personality and calling, and to teach you how to invest yourself in a life of compassion and service.
Believing that “all truth is God’s truth,” our faculty encourage you to explore your faith, deepen your knowledge, and question your world through a variety of classroom teaching styles, off-campus observation trips, travel programs, and internship experiences.
These experiences are specifically designed to prepare you to make a difference in your world, as you anticipate and explore graduate school options or employment in your area of interest.
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The study of sociology specializes in exploring human social relationships in a very broad contextfrom the study of two-person groups to comparisons of whole societies.
In MVNU’s sociology program, you will discover and explain social relationships through scientific methodology. At the same time, faculty will help you to understand the importance of cultural values and perspectives, while promoting a distinctly Christian worldview of individuals and societies.
A degree in sociology is excellent preparation for a variety of areas of professional interest that will allow you to explore God’s creation in a way that facilitates a greater understanding of service and care for others. Sociology students have the option to choose one of three tracks: community development, criminal justice, and general sociology.