Explore some of today’s hottest social issues as an AUM Sociology major. Examine such topics as the causes of social inequality, the social factors that influence human behavior and the diversity of cultural practices. You’ll be trained to think critically, conduct rigorous research, and understand different points of view, skills valued by today’s employers. A degree in Sociology will equip you for a range of jobs including social work, demography, law, government, community activism, and industrial relations. You’ll be able to choose a concentration in Anthropology, General Sociology, Marriage and Family, or Pre-Social Work.
Points of Pride
- Professor Denise Davis-Maye was chosen to participate in the 2015 Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies’ two-week Summer Teachers and Scholars program.
- AUM students regularly participate in the annual meetings of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association, frequently taking top honors in the Undergraduate Paper Competition.
- Students have the opportunity for internships in local social service agencies such as Child Protect, Aid to Inmate Mothers, Comfort Care Hospice, and Common Ground.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
The job outlook for life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to be about average, growing 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. The most recent median annual wage for life, physical, and social science occupations was $61,450 — higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.