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Overview: Sociology is the study of social life and social causes and consequences. Subject matter ranges from family life to hostile mob, from the divisions of race & social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture.
A few career areas that Sociology majors successfully pursue, these include: social research, government service, consulting work, social planning, & human resource management.
Curriculum: In addition to a traditional major in Sociology, one can emphasize the application of Sociology to contemporary problems. Such a specialty would include a fieldwork practicum in a social agency and courses in the area of applied sociology in the department and in other programs and departments in the University. The goal of this emphasis is to help the student articulate values regarding human society using sound sociological analysis of problems and possible remedies.
Since the applied area of criminal justice is also in our department, we have many connections with social agencies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and are heavily involved in the community.
Faculty: The faculty in the department of sociology represent a wide range of interests and scholars from many different areas of the field.
Internship: We have many connections with social agencies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Fieldwork practicums are available for sociology majors including: neighborhood centers in St. Louis or in a social research project. Fieldwork practicums also provide an opportunity for students to be involved in agencies and organizations that
Careers: Graduates of the Sociology program are involved in diverse careers, including: president of a management consulting firm; methodologist for a health organization; and directors of community centers. Students can also continue with graduate work in sociology in a wide range of programs such as social work, law, and health service fields.