Are you someone interested in examining how factors like race and gender operate to
impact group behavior and individual choice? Would you like to use that knowledge
to influence social change?
Graduates of the Sociology program use data analysis, statistical reasoning and empathetic
understanding to move the needle on some of the most challenging issues facing our
communities. The Sociology program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social
Sciences’ Department of Social Sciences prepares students for a variety of rewarding career pathways.
A Sociology degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other. Graduates
can step directly into jobs in government, research, education or the nonprofit sector,
or they can continue their studies in a wide range of graduate programs.
Sociology is for you if you consider yourself
Analytical and Strategic
Creative and Expressive
Helpful and Nurturing
What You'll Study
In the Sociology program, you will study areas including social research, the sociology
of health care, religion and education, criminology, and aging.
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Outside the Classroom
Internships are built into the curriculum, providing hands-on experience in a real-world
Study abroad trips take your understanding of culture — and yourself — to new levels,
delivering stimulating experiences that prepare you for rewarding career opportunities
and a fulfilling life. The broad reach of the nonprofit worlds ensures the career
relevance of many of the study abroad opportunities.
Research & Innovation
Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to
create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s
most complex and pressing challenges.
Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners
in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their
Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio,
and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.
Clubs & Organizations
Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can
lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.
With a Sociology degree, graduates have the practical thinking and communications
skills that prepare them for graduate study and a wide range of careers, including
human resources representative, public relations specialist, policy analyst and social
Learning Like No Other
Flexible on-campus, online and hybrid programs prepare graduates for the ever-changing
Internships put students in the field to earn valuable experience and make important
Easy migration into a variety of graduate programs.
“One of the benefits of the MAISS program I found is that, due to Augusta being a military city, we had a lot of military folks in our courses. They would always go out of their way to explain stuff to us civilians, like what certain topics meant or real-world experiences of things we were talking about, and it definitely improved the course,” said Grayson LaHatte.
Augusta University Online recently celebrated the enrollment of 166 students into three graduate-level programs: Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Information Security Management and Master of Education in Instruction.
Stacey Thompson, the director of the Guard House Museum and a lecturer of museum studies at Augusta University, believes internships play a crucial role in opening doors for students seeking a career in museums.
“We’re trying to make this club free and accessible for all students. We primarily focus on all health care types of fields like pre-med, pre-dental, pre-occupational therapy, so we’re trying to get all the students involved," said Saad Tanzeem.
Creativity, Discovery, Engagement
The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms
the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking
about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal,
and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and
prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.