College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences


Are you interested in better understanding human social behavior, culture, and interpersonal relationships? When pursuing St. Kate’s sociology degree on our St. Paul campus, you'll gain insight into topics ranging from self identity and gender roles to family and government.

What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

Upon completion of the major in sociology at St. Kate’s, you will be well suited for careers in the following fields:

  • Public policy
  • Criminal justice
  • Human services
  • Law and legal services
  • Demography
  • Applied research
  • Non-profit sector
  • Social services
  • Urban planning
  • Government service
  • Business
  • Market research

what will I study?

Sociology is a flexible major that allows you to explore a wide range of subjects, develop new ways of thinking and become leaders with a coherent understanding of social justice. Through classroom interaction and collaborative research, you will:

  • Understand systems of power and privilege, and disparities in existing institutional arrangements;
  • Critically analyze the role of race, class, gender and other differences that shape social meaning and structural patterns;
  • Develop strategies for impacting social change through personal action, social movements, community organizations, the law and public policy.

As a sociology major, you will gain the skills that are indispensable for a variety of careers. These include how to write clearly; how to collect, analyze and interpret data; and how to use information technology effectively.

Did you know?

  • Sociology is offered as a major and minor.

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why St. Kate’s?

The faculty at St. Catherine University are committed to solving real-life problems that we face daily as individuals and as a society. Their expertise include contemporary issues such as immigration, globalization, social control through mass incarceration and medicalization, the politics of performance, and race, class and gender.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.