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Earn Your Sociology Degree

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior, especially as it is influenced by social groups and culture. A distinctive feature of the program is the integration of theory and research utilizing significant computer applications. 

The accelerated undergraduate Sociology degree curriculum explores sociology as the scientific study of human behavior. Students investigate the ways that human behavior is influenced by culture and social environment, integrating relevant theory and contemporary research. Students pursuing an advanced Sociology degree will also learn how to utilize today’s technology to improve research methods.

Choose your focus

Sociology course curriculum can prepare you for a career in:

  • Social work
  • Marriage and family counseling
  • School counseling
  • Parole officer
  • Counseling 

Specific course work in the accelerated Sociology undergraduate degree program may include:

  • Sociology: An Introduction in Global Context
  • Social Stratification: National and International Perspectives
  • Career Development and Life Planning
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • The Family
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Personality, Culture and Socialization
  • Social Organization
  • Law, Crime and Social Control
  • Social Theory and Critical Thinking

The MC Experience

At the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Mississippi College, we approach our discipline from a uniquely Christian perspective. We are dedicated to nurturing the human dignity of every individual and fighting for the principles of equality, justice and freedom. We encourage students who are pursuing a sociology major to examine their own values, their relationship to their social environment and their role in the community from a global perspective that’s inspired by faith. As part of the MC Experience, our accelerated undergraduate Sociology program consists of eight-week courses that are offered at night to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults. 

Small classes mean students receive more one-on-one attention and build strong mentoring relationships with instructors, leading to better learning in the classroom.

If you are seeking social work courses in Mississippi, contact Mississippi College’s admissions department today for more information. 

Turn your aspiration into a real-world career in sociology

For those interested in sociology degree careers, Mississippi College partners with our students in their career education, both in the classroom and beyond. We are ready to assist you in identifying your sociology degree career options and to help you pursue a wide range of roles in this field through our comprehensive career guidance.

What is a career in sociology?

Graduates of our Masters of Education in Social Sciences degree program have the opportunity to develop and educate others in this area as instructors in a variety of learning settings.

Career options

Graduates can pursue sociology teaching opportunities at the junior college and university and professional school levels.

Sociology degree job outlook

The current sociology degree career outlook for those in the sociology education field includes an average sociology degree salary range of $70,190 to $76,770.

For more information about earning your Masters of Education in Social Sciences degree or sociology degree career information, visit our Career Services department.