Sociology


Why Study Sociology at BenU Mesa?

The Sociology Program prepares one for a lifetime of change by developing one’s appreciation of diversity, love of learning, writing and study skills, and knowledge base about human behavior, social organization, culture, and social change. If you are the type of person who does not necessarily follow the crowds (but are fascinated by their behavior), the type who is truly interested in what is going on in the world, then sociology should interest you. A degree in sociology is an excellent springboard for entering the world of business, industry, and organizations. Career opportunities for students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Sociology include employment in local, state, and federal social and community service agencies, such as housing agencies, juvenile courts and juvenile and adult correctional institutions, urban and community planning agencies, mental health and drug counseling centers, youth guidance agencies, and community organizations.
 


 

Engaged Learning Experiences

At Benedictine University Mesa, you will receive a personalized education with intimate classroom settings and faculty who are experts in their field. A required internship gives our students a leg up on the competitors in the job market. 

Senior Thesis

Your educational career at Benedictine will be capped off with a senior thesis. Students will choose a thesis, research and present their topic. The senior thesis offers the rare opportunity to engage in a creative process that will challenge you to both gain and produce new knowledge.

Social Work Minor

Benedictine Mesa offers a Social Work minor, allowing students to gain hands-on experience with the requirement of an internship. 

Sample Courses

•  SOCL 1100: Principles of Sociology
•  SOCL 2290: Social and Cultural Change
•  SOCL 2265: Introduction to Social Work
•  SOCL 3306: Correctional System
•  CJUS: Crime and Delinquency
•  SOCL 2245: Alcohol Problems and Alcoholism

Benedictine is in CO+HOOTS

The CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship at Benedictine will begin in the Fall of 2020 and offer BenU Mesa students a safe environment to learn and launch a potential business under the guidance of practicing, experienced, and successful entrepreneurs. The four-year intensive immersion program will develop and support the growth of our students’ innovative and creative ideas. Learn more and apply at www.ben.edu/mesa/cohoots

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Upcoming Events

Jan
24
Day of Service: American Red Cross Shelter Training
Mesa Branch Campus
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Day of Service: American Red Cross Shelter Training

Date: January 24

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

American Red Cross Shelter Training (via TEAMS)

Please contact Elaine L. Davies at edavies@ben.edu for registration link no later than Monday, Jan. 24 by 1:00 p.m.

Jan
27
Kickstart Your Career Search
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM
Event Details

Kickstart Your Career Search

Date: January 27

Time: 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Office of Career Development

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

Join us for Kickstart Your Career Search– A discussion about career exploration and possible preparation pathway!

Click HERE to join via ZOOM

Meeting ID: 895 2000 7318

Passcode: 914636

Jan
31
MLK and Muhammed Ali Days of Service Tik Tok Challenge! - ENDS at 5:00 p.m. CST
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

MLK and Muhammed Ali Days of Service Tik Tok Challenge! - ENDS at 5:00 p.m. CST

Date: January 31

Time: - 5:00 PM

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, BenU Serves, Giving DuPage

Contact: Elaine Davies    edavies@ben.edu

Event Description:

Beginning on January 17, 2022, Benedictine University in Lisle and Mesa, will kick off our celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luth King, Jr. In keeping with the Benedictine values of Humility, Community, and Stability, our goal is to provide students with opportunities to do virtuous deeds for others. These acts do not need to be large or require a lengthy commitment.

To highlight these selfless acts, we present you with the First Ever, BenU TikTok Challenge!

The Challenge will end on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. A panel of student volunteers will vote for their two favorite videos using the above-listed hashtags. Criteria will include adherence to Benedictine University Values and Student Responsibilities, creativity, overall likeability, and genuine sincerity.

Prizes:
First Prize - $50 Amazon Gift Card
Second Prize - $25 Amazon Gift Card

Visit the Multicultural Student Affairs website for all the details!

Mar
28
Cubs vs. Sox - Mesa Spring Training Event
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

Cubs vs. Sox - Mesa Spring Training Event

Date: March 28

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle,Mesa

Location: Sloan Park, Mesa, AZ

Event Sponsor: Alumni Relations

Contact: JP Bradley    jbradley@ben.edu

Event Description:

2022 spring training event

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