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The study of sociology gives students a basic knowledge of the nature of human society and its problems. Emphasis is placed on helping students understand the complexity of the society in which we live and the potential contribution that sociology can make in humanizing the environment. Students are given the methodology for analyzing social reality and for supporting logic and common sense with empirically derived facts. They develop skills in research and grant writing, working as part of a team, consulting, and communicating verbally and in writing, through their course work and through possible internships and volunteer work.

General Information

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department Website Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Degree(s) Offered

Bachelor of Science in Sociology- Social Services

Bachelor of Science in Sociology- Society, Institutions and Culture

Bachelor of Science in Sociology- Life Cycle and Health

Master of Arts in Social Science

Possible Employment Settings
  • Centers for the Physically and Medically Handicapped
  • Insurance Companies
  • Child Protective Services
  • Legal Aid
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Market Research Firms
  • Court Systems
  • Retailers
  • Family Counseling Service
  • Youth Services Bureau
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Mental Health Services
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • United Way Agencies
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Adoption Agencies
  • Labor Unions
  • Religious Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Research Dept./Firms
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Public Opinion Research Polls
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Personnel/Human Resources Departments
  • Board of Education
  • Industrial Relations Office
  • Marketing Firms
  • Organizational Planning Office
  • Consumer Research
  • Waste Management Firms
  • Advocacy Group
Occupational Opportunities
  • Advocate
  • Anthropologist
  • Community Planner
  • Customer Relations
  • Representative
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Services Worker
  • Legislative Aide
  • Management Trainee
  • Research Aide
  • Salesperson
  • Sociologist
  • Youth Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Public Health Educator
  • Administrator (salary, wage, social welfare)
  • Career Counselor
  • Demographer
  • Criminologist
  • Director of Volunteer
  • Services
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Social Service Assistant
  • Gerontology Aide
  • Corrections Officer
  • Case Management Aide
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Residential Counselor
  • Community Support Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Child Care Worker
  • Community Outreach
  • Life Skill Counselor



Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Sociological Association Anthropological Society
Rural Sociology Society Alpha Kappa Delta
American Society of Criminology The Sociological Society
Lambda Alpha
Salary Information
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Last updated: 8/2/2019