Does the scientific study of groups and individuals in our
society interest you?
Have you ever wondered, for
example . . .
- Why members of some groups cooperate
while others are riddled with conflict?
- Are you
curious about how race/ethnicity, wealth, political power, sexuality, or
education become the bases of inequality between those that make up our society?
- Are you curious about how these inequalities are
challenged or broken down?
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
faciliate 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
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
Masters of Arts in Sociology
Undergraduate Students can also receive a minor in Sociology
Admission to Morehead State University (see MSU admission requirements).
Students must complete 48 hours of sociology
and criminology courses including the senior capstone.
earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required core courses in the Sociology.
To successfully complete the Sociology major, students must earn a
cumulative GPA of 2.25 in all courses included in these respective