Loyola University Maryland

Sociology Department

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Dr. Vann's Book   Dr. Peyrot's Book   Dr. Konradi's Book Taking the Stand            

An undergraduate sociology major provides valuable insights into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that affect work and how organizations operate. Developing a sociological perspective is advantageous for working in today's multiethnic and multinational business environment. Thus, a degree in sociology is an excellent springboard for entering the world of business, industry, and nonprofit organizations. Our majors can be found working in fields including law, business, medicine, teaching, government, non-profit organizations, and social work. 

As a major, you will learn to apply basic sociological research techniques and skills. The department offers student internships and research opportunities through yearly sociology and social work practicum experiences; thus, you will have a chance to apply your learning and test out a field that interests you with professional guidance. Recent internships include placement with the court system, social service agencies, rehabilitation organizations, and other local non-profits, which our graduates have found useful in a variety of career tracks.

A distinct benefit of a degree in sociology is that the most important problems of the 21st century will be social: how to avoid war, advance democracy, fight poverty and crime, treat substance abuse, and minimize environmental destruction. Loyola sociologists will be on the forefront in the search for answers.


                         Top Row (L to R): Mark Peyrot, Lovell Smith, Josh Hendrick
        Bottom Row
(L to R): Amanda Konradi, Toni Keane, Michelle Gawerc, Barbara Vann


New / Returning Faces

The Sociology Department offered a tenure line appointment to Amanda Konradi, who will move into Beatty Hall.  New adjunct faculty have joined the department: William Sheppard will teach anthropology courses, Eileen Walsh and Julie Knight will teach global studies, Asha Layne and Patrick Brugh will teach sociology.  Chris Faria and Christine deGraft-Johnson will serve as receptionists for the department in Beatty 314.

On leave

Michelle Gawerc will be on leave F2014.  Joshua Hendrick will be on leave F2014 and S2015.  Barbara Vann will remain on sabbatical in Prague F2014.

Student Information

New major requirements take effect F2014.  Internship information has been updated. The Sociology Club  has new co-presidents for 2014-2015, Noah Hunsinger and Conor Skelton.  


Sociology Club Moderator
Lovell Smith
Departmental Honors
 Toni Keane
 Website  Amanda Konradi