Sociology Program Features

Sociology majors are intrigued by human interaction and social phenomena. Sociology majors address issues pertaining to groups, values, and self, preparing for careers in business, nonprofit, or government sectors.

Job Possibilities
Sociology majors pursue careers in a variety of different fields. Popular career choices include case workers, job development specialists, or researcher. Mount Mercy sociology majors have gained employment at organizations like Goodwill Industries and Intermec Technologies.

Internships
Sociology majors are required to complete an internship in order to gain hands-on experience. Organizations like Foundation 2, Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and Area Cultural Alliance have offered intern opportunities for sociology majors in the past.

Student Clubs
Sociology majors often enjoy being part of the Psychology Club or Social Work Organization. The Psychology Club attends conferences throughout the Midwest and provides students with opportunities to network with alumni who have built careers in psychology-related fields. The club also visits facilities such as the Mental Health Institute of Independence. The Social Work Organization encourages members to take part in service through the Catholic Worker Houses, forming a team for Mercy Medical Center’s Race Against Breast Cancer, an overnight homeless experience/fundraiser, and various other campus-led service projects.