PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Consequently sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, as well as how people interact within these contexts. Given the breadth, adaptability, and utility of sociology, BA and BS graduates can secure positions within many of the following areas: aging/youth services, health services, community work, criminology/corrections, government services, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools given appropriate teaching certification. The department offers internship and research experiences in many of the above mentioned areas. One may also earn a Master's degree that opens even more career possibilities.

DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC HEALTH-RELATED CAREERS: Applied Social Research such as that found in relation to aging, alcohol and drug use/abuse, family violence, and medical sociology; Criminology; Gerontology; Family Studies, Pre-professional Programs, Urban and Community Studies, and Diversity Studies.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 4 academic years - BA, BS; 2 additional academic years - MA.

DEPARTMENT: Sociology and Anthropology

CONTACT: Dr. Jackie Eller, Chair; Box 10 MTSU
Pansey Carter, Executive Aide, 615-898-2508.

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