About the Program
Studying sociology at MNU is rooted in a faith perspective—a desire to apply knowledge to care for the poor, comfort those in need and seek to improve society. We study the behavioral sciences area through the lens of our Christian faith.
Although these areas are sometimes seen as contrasting, we see them as inseparable—a pursuit of truth without both of these perspectives is a limited one. We value educational pursuits within a Christian context.
YOU WILL LEARN
We cover all aspects of sociology—from Marriage and Family, to Anthropology and Social Theory. You will:
- Participate in social simulations
- Practice skills for community advocacy
- Go outside the classroom to observe alternative religious practices.
Society itself becomes your classroom.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Sociology majors from the graduating class of 2013 achieved a 93 percentile rank on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test, placing MNU in the top 7% of universities nation-wide who take this exam.
- Since 2007, MNU Sociology majors have climbed from a median percentile rank of 58 to a median of 81, putting our program consistently among the top 20% of universities who use this test.
- Students have the opportunity to attend the Association of Nazarene Sociologists and Researchers (ANSR) conference, an academic sociology conference held annually on the MNU campus. Students get the opportunity to network with sociology of religion researchers and professors from all over the country. Past guest speakers include: