Sociology Minor

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.

New Members Inducted into Honor Societies

April 19, 2018

The Department of Society & Environment says CONGRATULATIONS to newly inducted members of our honor societies: Cultural and Societal Honors Society, our local honors society for anthropology and sociology students, welcomes: Claire Berendzen, Henry Dethlefs, Michaela Fellows, Nova Heydinger, Ashley Hofmann, Kobe Hutcheson, Tanner Meyer, Rachel Nielsen, Sophia Pressler, Madison Rees, Keely Reyes, Collin Salamon-Certa, […]

Students Receive Recognition for Research ProjectsStudents Receive Recognition for Research Projects

April 10, 2018

The Department of Society & Environment recognizes the following students for the quality of their Student Research Conference projects, including preparation and presentation: Best Paper in Sociology/ Anthropology: • Natalie Mitten for Social Support, Trauma, and Identity: A Study of Truman Students’ Mental Health (Faculty Mentor, Dr. Paul Shapiro) Honorable Mention Papers in Sociology/ Anthropology: • Clare […]

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