Loyola University Maryland

Department of Sociology

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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

Department News


Giselle Firretto was named 2016 Social Worker of the Year by the Maryland chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

On Leave 2016 - 2017

Lovell Smith and Michelle Gawerc will be on leave F2016. Amanda Konradi will be on leave F2016 and S2017.

Student Information

New major requirements took effect F2014.  Internship information has been updated. The Sociology Club  presidents for 2015-2016 are Conor Skelton and
Kenneth Lindenfelser.


Sociology Club Moderator
 Michelle Gawerc
Departmental Honors
 Website  Amanda Konradi