Opportunities for Majors

Within the Department

Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society, Epsilon Chapter

Sociology and Criminal Justice Club

Sociology Associations with Student Memberships:

American Sociological Association
American Society of Criminology
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association
Eastern Sociological Society
Mid-South Sociological Association
Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)
North Central Sociological Association
Rural Sociological Society (RSS)
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
Sociologists Without Borders
Sociologists for Women in Society
Southern Sociological Association

Conferences are excellent opportunities to present your own work and to learn what others are doing. For more information contact: Dr. Ada Haynes

Professional Conferences

2011 Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

Each year, the Southern Sociological Society has an annual meeting somewhere in the southeast in late-March to early-April. This year, the meeting will take place in Jacksonville, Florida from April 6 to April 9. The SSS strongly supports undergraduate professional development. Accordingly, undergraduate students are welcome to present their work in a comfortable, supportive environment at the annual meeting. The undergraduate paper presentation sessions are identical to other paper presentation sessions except that these sessions have only undergraduate presenters.

The deadline for submitting a paper is December 1, 2010. Additional details regarding application procedures, etc., will be available shortly.

Interested students can contact Dr. Steven Seiler, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  for additional information.

2011 Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Call for Papers

19th Annual Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium

Talking Trash: Garbage in Society and the Environment
November 2nd and 3rd, 2010
Middle Tennessee State University
James Union Building

Students are invited to submit presentation proposals to MTSU's annual Tennessee Undergraduate Social Science Symposium. This year's theme examines garbology, the environment, and society; however papers on all social science topics are welcome. If you are interested in presenting, please submit the title of your paper, your university affiliation, and your contact information (email address and mailing address) to: Dr. Brian Hinote at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Dr. Meredith Dye at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you wish to submit a hard copy of the information, please mail it to:

Dr. Brian Hinote
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
MTSU Box 10
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

The deadline for submission is: Wednesday, October 27, 2010.

There are no fees for student participants presenting papers. Presentations will be organized into topical panels and will be moderated by a faculty member or graduate student. Presentation time slots are typically 12-15 minutes long.

**A prize will be awarded for the best undergraduate paper presented.

To enter the paper competition and be considered for a cash award, please submit complete papers (not to exceed 25 pages, double-spaced) to Dr. Brian Hinote at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Wednesday, October 27th.

If you wish to submit a hard copy, please mail it by that date to Dr. Hinote at the address above. **

For more information, contact Dr. Meredith Dye at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Dr. Brian Hinote at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Research Opportunities

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program  

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Using the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics to Study Crime
June 9 – July 29, 2011
  http://www.cis.uab.edu/UABCrimeREU
Click here for details about the REU Program

Graduate Programs in Sociology

Tennessee

Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee

MS, PhD
Criminology, Environmental Sociology, Political Economy

East Tennessee State University

MA
General Sociology; Applied Sociology

Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University

MA

Department of Sociology, University of Memphis

MA

Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

PhD
Arts, culture, religion; Cities, states, and political economy; Deviant behavior and social control; Gender and sexuality; Health and the life course; Race, ethnicity, and immigration; Social movements, politics, and power; Work, labor, and occupations
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Arkansas

Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas

MA

Alabama

Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Alabama, Birmingham

MA, PhD
Medical Sociology

Georgia

Emory University

PhD
Comparative Political Economy and Global Analysis; Culture; Social Psychology; Social Inequality

Georgia State University

MA, PhD, Joint MA/PhD
Family, Health, and Life Course; ·Gender and Sexuality; Race and Urban Studies

University of Georgia

PhD
Criminology, Deviance, & Law; Race, Gender, & Class; Culture; Social Psychology; Work, Occupation, & Organization

Kentucky

Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky

MA, PhD
crime, law and deviance;·family, health and children at risk; political sociology and social movements, rural sociology and development; social inequalities;·and work, organization and economy

Mississippi

Department of Sociology, Mississippi State University

MS, PhD
Community Development, Criminology, Social Demography and Social Inequality

Missouri

Department of Sociology, University of Missouri - Columbia

 PhD
Culture & Identity; Health, Aging, and Environment; Political & Economic Institutions and Social Movements; Social Control & Deviance; Social Inequalities

North Carolina

Department of Sociology, Duke University

PhD
Comparative and Historical Sociology; Population Studies; Medical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Stratification; Social Psychology; Sociology of Religion

Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

PhD
organizational studies, work and occupations, sociology of the economy, social movements, comparative and historical sociology, life course and family studies, social stratification, social psychology, sociology of religion, quantitative methods, social theory, demography and human ecology

Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

MA/MS
Criminology/ Public Sociology

Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University

PhD
Crime, Deviance and Social Control; Family and Life Course; Global Social Change and Development; Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender; Rural and Community Sociology; Work, Industry and Organizations

Virginia

Department of Sociology, University of Virginia

MS/PhD
Historical Sociology; Cultural Sociology; Education; Family; Law and Society; Political Sociology; Religion; Sex and Gender; Stratification

Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech

MS, PhD
Africana Studies; Criminology/Delinquency; Cultural Sociology; Deviant Behavior; Medical Sociology; Mental Health; Work and Labor Markets

 

 

 

 

 


Programs of Study

General Sociology Track
Social Work Concentration
Criminal Justice Concentration
Philosophy/Anthropology Minors

What is Sociology?

Description of the sociology major and list of some of the subfields within the discipline of sociology.

Opportunities for Students

Professional development opportunities for sociology majors

Scholarships & Awards

Student Accomplishments

Alpha Kappa Delta

International Sociology Honor Society

 

 

Sociology & Criminal Justice Club

A student organization designed to further the academic and career development of any student.

Internship Program

Contact information for majors interested in internships.

Sociology Links

Links to useful sociology websites

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Announcing the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Using the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics to Study Crime

June 9 – July 29, 2011

http://www.cis.uab.edu/UABCrimeREU

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