Sociologyis one of the majors offered in the Arts and Sciences Division of Wilberforce University. Other majors in the division include: Political Science, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation Services, Mass Media Communications, Literature, and Music.
The major goals of the Sociology program are to prepare majors for careers as:
Probation Officer, Social Work Assistant, Education/Counselor, Medical Sociologist, Case Worker, Store Manager, Public Relations, Urban Planning Research Assistant, Small Business Owner, and Residential Youth Counselor
Dr. Iselaiye (Chair Humanities – 937-708-5672),
Mrs. Jaton Stanford (Adjunct Faculty & Director of Academic Success – 937-708-5251)
Dr. Joyce Dozier (Adjunct Faculty & Chair of Criminal Justice, Cedarville College).
Special Programs and Projects:
The Electrical Engineering Program at Wilberforce University was developed from Research Institute for Technical Careers established with a $1.3 million grant from NASA Lewis Research Center. Over the years, electrical engineering students have participated in various special programs such as WISE (Wilberforce Intensive Summer Experience), NNSA and STEP-UP programs. Electrical Engineering students have the opportunity to minor in Nuclear Engineering through a joint program with The Ohio State University. The joint program provides our students employment and internship opportunity at Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Idaho National Nuclear Laboratory, Pacific Northwest Nuclear Laboratory, and Dominion Nuclear Power Plant.
Most Popular Class:
The most popular classes include the following: Soc 285 – Medical Sociology, Soc 362 - Family and Soc 238 – Intro to Cultural Anthropology.
The Sociology curriculum includes – Psychology 445 – Methods and Techniques of Social Research and other research courses. These courses give students the foundation necessary for carrying out good and publishable research.
Special Interest Story:
Many of our Sociology graduates have gone to graduate school and have successfully completed their Masters and Doctoral degrees in different areas of sociology.
Faculty members in the Sociology program have published and write regularly for the Wilberforce University Journal.
Sociology and other Wilberforce University departments sponsor regular lectures and other presentations.