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.
Senior Sociology major Aaron Albrecht presented, “Armed Drones in the Global War on Terrorism: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitude Change among Truman State University Students,”(mentor: Dr.Elaine McDuff) at the 18th Annual McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on September 19-21. McNair Scholars have conducted independent research, have been mentored by faculty, and plan […]
Elizabeth Ward, Sarah Westfall, and Emma Shirey, senior Sociology majors, presented research projects at the Undergraduate Poster Session at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting in Omaha, Neb., April 4. All three students completed their research as part of the two-course methods sequence in Sociology/Anthropology, SOAN 380-Research Design and SOAN 381-Data Analysis. Ward presented “Do […]