The sociology major at Tennessee Tech University provides more than 240 majors with a strong foundation in theory and research methodology and offers a variety of courses that allow students the freedom and flexibility to explore their unique interests.
The sociology curriculum has three main purposes:
- to aid students in understanding the roles of social forces and ideas in shaping modern society,
- to provide a well-rounded education preparing students for a wide range of occupations, particularly those that work directly with people or with categories or groups of people,
- to provide a sound academic background for future graduate works in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist.
Along with sociological theory, research methodology, and data analysis courses, the department offers courses in social psychology, occupational sociology, demography, marriage and family relations, sociology of religion, death and dying, social movements and social change, environmental sociology, urban and rural sociology, sociology of Appalachia, gerontology, medical sociology, technology and society, mass communication, criminology, deviance, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, law and culture, social class, gender, race, ethnicity and multiculturalism, and cross cultural communications and cultural diversity, as well as a variety of special topic courses such as globalization, immigration, film and society, and sociology through service learning.
Description of the sociology major and list of some of the subfields within the discipline of sociology.
Professional development opportunities for sociology majors
International Sociology Honor Society
A student organization designed to further the academic and career development of any student.
Contact information for majors interested in internships.
Links to useful sociology websites