As a society we are constantly changing and evolving. These change cause ripple effects not only in our personal lives, but in our communities and the world. The sociology program at Fresno Pacific University provides you with an increased understanding of our sociocultural world and allows you to study social causes and effects on human behavior. You will move beyond your personal experiences to an awareness of how people are connected to one another through groups, networks and hierarchies, as well as beliefs and practices. Sociology majors learn to analyze the influences of groups on human behavior. Our program provides you with the tools and skills for a wide variety of careers.


  • Opportunities to integrate travel abroad
  • Purposefully informed by a global perspective and Christian/Anabaptist worldview
  • Stories of peoples and cultures are foundational to the program

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the major, you will possess a broad base for professions such as human services, personnel, social research, law enforcement, government, Christian ministry, missions and community development. You will also be prepared for graduate studies if you plan to become a college professor, researcher or applied sociologist.