335 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.783.2656 Fax: 606. 783.5070
Dr. Latonya Hesterberg, Interim Department Chair
Does the scientific study of groups and individuals in our
society interest you?
Have you ever wondered, for
example . . .
If so, you may want to
consider a career in Sociology.
research methodologies and systematic observation to study how the human
experience and social interaction are connected to our wider society. They
investigate cultural institutions (for example, families, peer groups, and
media), social categories (race, socio-economic class, and gender) and social
conditions (wealth, poverty, and discrimination) to learn how these forces
create, maintain, and transform the individuals and groups that make up our
society and vice versa.
Sociologists also study and
facilitate strategies toward positive change in our society. Students are exposed
to topics relating to social justice, human rights, and democratic
participation. Moreover, students are exposed to forces that
threaten these conditions along with theories that critically explain patterns
of power, oppression, and privilege.
If you are
interested in a post-baccalaureate degree in Sociology, Morehead State
University/SSWC offers a Masters of Arts in Sociology in three primary areas of
study: General Sociology, Criminology and Regional Analysis and Public Policy.
Altogether, our Sociology graduates have enjoyed satisfying careers in
college/university and secondary education instruction (in conjunction with the
appropriate teaching certificate/credentials) as well as market
research, regional planning, environmental advocacy, federal/state/local
government agency participation, personnel training and administration, and
local/regional community relations.
Be a part of our
Morehead State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sociology as a Career Sociologists study the ways in which social categories (for example, race, socio-economic class, and gender) or social conditions (like wealth, poverty, and discrimination) influence the shared thoughts, behaviors, collective actions, and meanings of the individuals and groups that make up our society and vice versa. Put another way, sociologists expose how the human experience and social interactions are connected to the wider society. Combined with other skills and courses, a Bachelors and/or Masters of Arts in Sociology can prepare you for a career in human services, human resources, market research, public planning, public relations, and much more!With a focus on social conditions and their social impact, sociologists tackle such questions as why is there more privilege or poverty among one group or gender than another. How to patterns of power and oppression play out in our society? What are the bases of such inequities in our society, and how do they promote forms of social problems? The goal of many sociologists is to use their observations and research to not only understand but resolve social problems. Combined with other skills and courses, a Bachelors and/or Masters of Arts in Sociology can prepare you for a career in environmental activism, social justice participation, democratic participation on local and global levels, teaching (with appropriate teaching credentials or certification), and much more!How does Sociology compare to Social Work? Social workers have a dual focus. Social workers work at the individual or micro level as well as try to resolve social problems on the societal or macro level. Bachelors of Social Work graduates are prepared for entry-level generalist practice in state, local, and regional agencies, where they can facilitate services such as health, hospice and elder care, rehabilitation services, shelter from domestic violence, and child protection. Having a Masters of Social Work allows you to specialize in a specific area of social work, such as mental health, substance use, or community engagement.
Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).
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Morehead, KY 40351
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