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Sociology

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

 

Sociology Program

Allgood Hall, N312

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

Dr. William Hatcher

706-737-1735

What You'll Study

Coursework

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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Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Internships are built into the curriculum, providing hands-on experience in a real-world nonprofit environment.

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.

 

Research Center

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 effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

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.

Your Future

Career Options

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 researcher.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Flexible on-campus, online and hybrid programs prepare graduates for the ever-changing workplace.

Internships put students in the field to earn valuable experience and make important contacts.

Easy migration into a variety of graduate programs.

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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.