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Sociology and Political Science


Informational Resources

Sociological Literary Resources

Research Resources

  • Census Bureau Press Releases- Provides announcements of new statistics related to a wide range of subjects. Searchable by subject or by date.
  • Data on the Net - A collection of Internet sites of Social Science statistical data, data catalogs, data libraries, social science gateways, addresses and more
  • World Resources Institute - Provides statistical projections regarding urbanization.


Criminal Justice

Paralegal School:

Justice Statistics:

Law Enforcement Resources:

Corrections Sites:

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.

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,, 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 or Dr. Meredith Dye at 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 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 or Dr. Brian Hinote at

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
Click here for details about the REU Program

Graduate Programs in Sociology


Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee

Criminology, Environmental Sociology, Political Economy

East Tennessee State University

General Sociology; Applied Sociology

Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University


Department of Sociology, University of Memphis


Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University

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
Click Here for Graduate Brochure


Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas



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

Medical Sociology


Emory University

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

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


Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky

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


Department of Sociology, Mississippi State University

Community Development, Criminology, Social Demography and Social Inequality


Department of Sociology, University of Missouri - Columbia

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

North Carolina

Department of Sociology, Duke University

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

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

Criminology/ Public Sociology

Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University

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


Department of Sociology, University of Virginia

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

Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech

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

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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