B.S. in Applied Sociology
The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sociology is a 120-credit-hour program that gives students the ability to properly study the social relations of people. Through research, students will be able to accurately explain the social behavior of humans and predict behavior in certain situations. This well-rounded liberal arts degree program qualifies graduates for jobs within the field and government, and will enable them to gain experience in the basics of research and demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:
A B.S. in Sociology can lead you to careers such as:
- Case Management
- Environmental Organizer
- Project Manager
- Mental Health Consultant
- Rural Health Outreach Coordinator
- Preventions Counselor
- Community Program Specialist
- Occupational Career Counselor
Internships provide students with real-world experience and the ability to acquire valuable skills. Students can complete internships on-campus with any department or program. They can also complete an internship off-campus in their field of interest. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisor to find the correct internship opportunity.
Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:
- Business etiquette dinner
- Job fairs
- Mock interviews
- Resume assistance
And much more!
Students in this degree program will:
- Learn the basics of research, as well as effective verbal and written communication
- Be prepared for entry and success in graduate and/or professional school
- Expand their knowledge of sociology
- Be prepared for real-world situations by utilizing hands-on activities in the classroom
|SOCI||2303||Race and Ethnic Relations|
|SOCI||3330||Social Science Statistics|
|SOCI||4304||Sociology of Religion|
|SOCI||4312||Gender in Society|
|SOCI||4321||Death and Dying|
For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.
- Sociology Club - Founded in 1995 as a resource for Sociology students, this organization serves to open discussion of important events, enhance classroom learning, and highlight topics impacting society as a whole.
- Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society - This organization seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship, the study of sociology, research of social problems, and other social, intellectual activities that will lead to improving the overall human condition.
Endowed in honor of Tarleton's Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences, these $1,000 scholarships are offered to qualified history and political science majors. As many as ten academically outstanding students can receive this scholarship during an academic year.
Phi Alpha Theta is a historic honor society that was established at Tarleton in 1985. The Alpha Beta Chi Chapter is starting out this semester with great expectations and we are looking for new members who qualify for membership. To see if you qualify or for more information, contact Dr. Janet Schmelzer.