Leverage any degree you’re pursuing at Truman by enhancing your skills for dealing with people with a minor in sociology. Enjoy smaller classes where you get personal attention from professors, hone your critical thinking and writing skills, and expand your learning beyond the classroom.
An Intellectual Pursuit
As a sociology minor, you study interactions and connections among institutions, organizations, groups and individuals and develop an understanding of how they work together in society. And at Truman, you’ll make your own connections with other high-caliber students who are driven to succeed. Like you, they want to make a difference in the world—and you’ll find your professors want to help you succeed in that goal.
Make Practical Connections
At Truman, you can easily enrich your educational experience through activities outside of class. Build your teamwork skills through group projects and study groups. Select a topic of interest and design your own research project. Or get involved with a professor’s research project. Then present your work at a conference of your peers. You can expand your horizons even further though internship opportunities and study abroad in exciting locations.
Careers That Make the World a Better Place
Sociology provides a valuable perspective for any student who plans to work with people. It provides ideal preparation for law school, medical school, or graduate school, as well as a variety of careers, such as social work, public policy, teaching, counseling, law enforcement, non-profit management, human resources, marketing, and urban and regional planning.
8 June 2015 | 3:01 pm
Emma Shirey ’14 Sociology has been teaching English on a Fulbright Fellowship in Taiwan this past year. When she gets back to the states, she hopes to be involved in doing research in Chicago. Emma states, “…the research project that SOAN majors are required to do really did change how I thought about my career […]
7 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
Dr. Anton Daughters’ article “Solidarity and Resistance on the Island of Llingua” has been published in the April 2015 issue of Anthropology Now. A photo from the article appears on the issue’s cover. Based on participant observation fieldwork, the article profiles an island community in southern Chile that has carried on with rural farming and […]