Sociology is offered as a minor within the Department of Applied Social Sciences.

Sociology is the discovery and interpretation of patterns of human social life, the exploration of how societies work and why people act, think and believe as they do within them.  Researchers have provided insight and information into the inner life of such groups, which is often inaccessible to the great majority of people. The study of Sociology is important and useful for anyone who wants to understand how our behaviour and thinking are shaped by the social groups in which we live.

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Dr. Timothy Epp Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences
Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd Professor of Social Work

Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd has worked in social services and education for more than thirty-five years in both the USA and Canada. Prior to joinin...

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Hank de Jong
Psychology student ‘99


Hank de Jong
Psychology student ‘99

" Redeemer University College prepared me to thrive in the areas God was calling me to lead and serve. Redeemer was a fantastic combination of academics, athletics and service opportunities wrapped up in a community of love, development and grace. The motto at the time, “learning is for serving,” shaped a worldview that I have carried to all aspects of my life. The small class sizes allowed me engage in material and discussions that were tremendously impactful on my life. I left Redeemer uncertain of where God was leading me specifically, but I was certain that I needed to use what I learned and the experiences I enjoyed to serve Jesus Christ in whatever capacity. Redeemer formed an excellent academic foundation for me to later complete a Master of Arts in Leadership from Trinity Western University. Redeemer also shaped a worldview that I have carried with into my leadership with EduDeo Ministries.  We desire to communicate and influence an educational worldview across the globe that is consistent with what I learned at Redeemer – an education that is rooted in Christ, and where Christ and his redeeming work is central to every subject. "

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