Discover how society is organized and explore how it ought to be organized. Analyze existing communities and create communities of your own. Address contemporary issues of aging, sexuality and sustainability.
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
John Stelter '15
Sociology and Political Science Major
For me, being a sociology major gave me opportunities that I never thought I would have as an undergraduate student. I went with Dr. Andrew Lindner and Dr. Karla Knutson to Scotland to learn how to write an ethnography on a subculture, and I presented research on sustainability in higher education with Dr. Lindner at the Social Science History Association Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
Shanna (Granstra) Altrichter '07
Teaching Specialist, University of Minnesota-Rochester
Sociology, Religion and German Major
Concordia's Sociology department instilled in me a love of culture and a fascination with how society works. Because of my education there, I chose to become a sociologist, which is something I could not have done without being inspired to do so at Concordia.
Rachel Aho '09
Residence Director at DePaul University
Sociology and Music Major
With previous knowledge about social problems, policy formation and organizational development, I was able to jump into conversations that my peers could not during graduate school, and truly begin to impact the elements affecting the world’s educational systems today.
Melissa Lindquist '11
Founding teacher, ARCH Academy, Minneapolis
Sociology and Psychology Major
Having a sociology degree means I come to a classroom with a deep understanding of my students based on their background, and what their specific environment means for them both within and outside my classroom.
Erik George '11
Leadership Fellow, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Environmental Studies Major; Political Science & Cultural Music Minor
As an aspiring urban planner, sociology has helped me Become Responsibly Engaged in the World by providing a framework to address the underlying social subtleties of urban deprivation and poverty through the application of strategic physical and economic planning interventions.