Mission: The Sociology Program provides students with a rich learning experience that facilitates the acquisition of specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes that prepare them for public and private service occupations or prepare them for continuing advanced degrees in Sociology or related fields. The program will promote academic scholarship and a commitment to applying innovative solutions to promote development of communities that serve diverse populations.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Student Learning Outcomes
- Upon completion of the Sociology Program, students will be able to define and apply basic sociological concepts used in micro and macro sociological theory. (SOCG 1010, SOCG 2003, SOCG 2013)
- Upon completion of the Sociology Program, students will know how to conduct basic statistical analyses. (SOCG 4053)
- Students can employ methods that social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition. (SOCG 4723)
- Students will be able to identify and evaluate social institutions and processes across cultures. (SOCG 1013 and SOCG 2013)
Master of Arts in Sociology Student Learning Outcomes
- Upon completion of the Graduate Sociology Program, students will be able to conduct advanced statistical analyses.
- Upon completion of the Graduate Sociology Program, students will be able to critically evaluate sociological theory in the study and explanation of social phenomenon.
- Upon completion of the Graduate Sociology Program, students will be able to apply advanced sociological research methods in the design of specific research projects.
- Upon completion of the Graduate Sociology Program, students will be able to enhance the diversity of the discipline with regards to research perspectives that have been under-served and under-represented.
Career Options in Sociology
A degree in Sociology is versatile and will prepare graduates for employment opportunities in all sectors of society: government, education, business and industry. Graduates find employment in public agencies at the federal, state and local levels, teaching, urban and community planning, state legislatures and Congress, non-profit organizations, law enforcement, and foreign service. Sociology is an excellent academic preparation for the study of law, social work, urban planning, medicine, and journalism.
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Dr. Megan E. Collins
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator