Sociology

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What is Sociology?

The study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

What is the Job of a Sociologist?

Investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact in these contexts. (American Sociological Assoc.)

Why choose JSU's Sociology Program?

  • Program taught by experienced faculty; all faculty hold doctoral degrees in Sociology with extensive knowledge in sociological trends such as immigration, sexual assault, race, and gender just to name a few.
  • Multiple course options, 100% online, hybrid, or traditional.
  • Program with over 70 years of success.


Interested? Have specific questions?

Email Dr. Tina Deshotels, Professor of Sociology


View Our Mission Statement and Program Goals

The History of Sociology at JSU

  • 1930 - First sociology course taught
  • 1948 - Sociology Department formed
  • 1950 - Dr. Theron Montgomery first Ph.D. in SY
  • 1970's - JSU offers a BA or BS degree in SY
  • 2020 - Merged with Political Science department

Word Art describing Sociology

Is Sociology right for you?

Enroll in SY 221, Introduction to Sociology, to find out.

SY 221 satisfies your general education requirement for Area IV, History, Social, and Behavior Sciences. 

Sociology is Everywhere

You will find sociologists studying people in their 'natural habitats', in schools, medical facilities, sporting events, parties, weddings, during disasters, and many, many more.

What can you do with a degree in Sociology?

Anything you want!!

Sociology prepares you for the 21st Century job market.

A degree in Sociology provides strong preparation for entry level positions throughout the education, counseling, legal, business, health professions, social services, criminal justice system, and government worlds.