Sociology and Political Science

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The Department of Sociology and Political Science offers five concentrations: Sociology General Track; Sociology-Criminology/Criminal Justice; Sociology-Social Work; Political Science General Track; and, Political Science-Legal Studies. Additionally, we are delighted to house an interdisciplinary minor: “Cyber Crime, Law and Society” in partnership with the College of Engineering and funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Our graduates select from a variety of employment opportunities including local, state and federal law enforcement and government sector jobs as well as child and adult protective services. Moreover, many of our students pursue graduate study; indeed, the majority of Tech students who attend law school are our alumni.

A TTU undergraduate education in Sociology and Political Science balances rigorous coursework, critical thinking, methodological inquiry and internship opportunities. Please consider supporting our majors with a financial gift. Donations are used for scholarships, student conference or competition travel and programs that enhance the political science and sociological student experience. 

Thank you,
Dr. Lori Maxwell
Chair, Department of Sociology and Political Science

Please consider a gift to the Department of Sociology and Political Science or one of the specific funds listed below. If you wish to donate to Sociology/Political Science, please click this link and select, "Sociology/Political Science Department" from the dropdown menu. If you prefer to donate to a specific Program, please select “Other” from the dropdown menu and enter the name of the fund.
Your gift is truly appreciated! 

Sociology and Political Science Funding Opportunities

Joe L. Evins Scholarship Endowment for incoming freshmen with a minimum QPA of 2.0 majoring in Political Science or Sociology.
Margaret Sackett Greenamyre Scholarship Endowment for current students in good standing who have completed 30-90 semester hours and are enrolled in Intro to Sociological Research.
Judy and Michael Gunter Initiative for current students majoring in Political Science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate financial need.
Richard Clark Roberts Scholarship Endowment for current juniors or seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Senior Award for Academic Excellence for current students who have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours of university credit with at least 30 completed at Tennessee Tech and a minimum QPA of 3.25.
Paul G. Stephenson Scholarship Endowment for a full-time Political Science student with the highest GPA among Political Science students. Financial need and extracurricular activities may be considered in case of a tie.
Dr. Maurice Etheridge Scholarship Endowment for prospective or current Sociology students from the Upper Cumberland who express an interest in religious studies. 

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