The Department of Sociology and Political Science has the primary mission of offering strong academic programs in sociology, social work, philosophy, political science, criminal justice, and anthropology. We provide students with a quality liberal arts education that prepares them for a rapidly changing world and a variety of work environments and post-graduate educational possibilities. Students are educated not only to master a diverse body of knowledge but also in how to think critically, analyze data, and clearly communicate what they know and discover. Recognizing that we live in an increasingly technological diverse world, we seek to incorporate technological expertise and appreciation of human diversity into our courses. The department also strives to serve the wider university, the Upper Cumberland region, and the nation through research and public service.