B.A. or B.S. in Sociology

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The mission of the Sociology Program is to provide a quality, student-centered educational experience for students. The Sociology Program equips students with a marketable set of skills: critical thinking, civil discourse, analysis, cultural competency, and civic engagement, which will lead to excellence in their professional, civic, and personal lives. Through a Sociological education, students will become informed, ethical citizens and contribute to positive social change in their community, society, and culture. The Sociology Program offers a BA/BS in Sociology, a minor in Sociology or Criminology, and three microcredentials in equity and diversity, healthcare systems, and criminology and justice.

A video on what Sociology is, the Sociology Program at JSU, and opportunities for Sociology students.

Potential Careers

  • Market Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Program Supervisor
  • Corrections Officer
  • Academic Advisor
  • Data Analyst
  • Census Researcher
  • Consumer Researcher
  • Career Counselor

Median Annual Salary

Market Research Analyst $63,920
Survey Researchers $59,740
Human Resources Manager $76,196
Career Counselor $45,650
Consumer Insight Manager $93,226
Academic Advisor $42,963
Probation Officer $48,472

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, indeed.com

Additional Facts

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  • We have a good diagram of the Sociology focal point, and many of our students have gone on to reputable graduate programs. We also provide many research, conference, and publication opportunities for students. We also focus our efforts on key skillsets: JSU Sociology students will hone critical thinking, communication, analysis, cultural competency, and civic engagement skills necessary for work in any career field.

Departmental Information

Online Program Contact

Dr. Tina Deshotels

Advising Information