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What do you find most fascinating about people - are you interested in observing how people interact one-on-one? 

Your answers could be sparking an interest in studying human behavior. Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior, social relationships, and institutions. Students who are fascinated by how people interact with one another, why certain groups of people behave in specific ways, and how social systems and structures shape our lives may be drawn to sociology as a major.

Lincoln University of Missouri offers an affordable, high quality education from faculty who will help you succeed. Our faculty provide dedicated and caring support within small class sizes.

Are you called to be a change-agent? Sociology often focuses on issues of social justice, inequality, and power dynamics, encouraging students to develop a deeper understanding of social issues and how they impact different groups of people. Students interested in working towards creating a more just and equitable society may be drawn to sociology as a means of making a positive difference in the world.

Enroll today to discover a range of programs and degrees to set you on your way to your career goals. 

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  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science (BA/BS)
    • Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
    • Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd)
    • Social Science
  • Minor
    • African American Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Criminal Justice
    • History
    • Political Science or Social Science Education
    • Psychology
    • Social Work
    • Sociology


  • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Sociology
    • Sociology / Criminal Justice


Learn more about our course offerings in Undergraduate and Graduate bulletins!


  • Social Worker
  • Educator
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Researcher
  • Social Service or Health Advocate

Contact Us

Department of Sociology
206 Founders Hall
816 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-681-5280

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