Informal Career Concentrations

The Sociology Department has developed informal career concentrations in five different fields to better assist students in their career planning.  For more information, including additional courses see your advisor and/or the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Dr. Jeff Mullis).

The Health Services concentration is intended for students in medical school, schools for public health, other medical graduate programs, and employment in the healthcare industry.

Recommended Courses 
Other Relevant Courses
SOC 230: Sociological Aspects of Health and Illness SOC 221: Culture and Society
SOC 330: Mental Health and Well-Being SOC 245: Individual and Society
SOC 348: Aging in Society SOC 247: Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 389: Social Gerontology SOC 347: Gender and Global Health
SOC 390: Comp Health Care Systems (Sum Study Abroad)  


The concentration in Media Industries is intended for students in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and related areas.

Recommended Courses Other Relevant Courses
SOC 221:  Culture and Society SOC 245:  Individual and Society
SOC 343:  Mass Media and Social Influences SOC 266:  Global Change
SOC 327:  Language and Symbols of Media SOC 325:  Sociology of Film
SOC 443:  Sociology of Music SOC 465:  Social Interaction Process


The concentration in Law and Criminal Justice is intended for students with an interest in criminal justice, law, political and court services, and corrections.

Recommended Courses Other Relevant Courses
SOC 220:  Juvenile Delinquency SOC 214: Class, Status and Power
SOC 249:  Criminology SOC 245: Individual and Society
SOC 350:  Sociology of Law SOC 247:  Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 445:  Miscarriages of Justice SOC 349:  Gender and Crime


The Education and Social Services concentration is intended to prepare students for employment in social service organizations, as well as graduate in social work or social services.

Recommended Courses Other Relevant Courses
SOC 214: Class, Status, and Power SOC 213:  Sociology of the Family
SOC 245:  Individual and Society SOC 330:  Mental Health and Well-Being
SOC 247:  Race and Ethnic Relations SOC 389:  Social Gerontology
SOC 307:  Sociology of Education SOC 465:  Social Interaction Process


The concentration in Global Studies provides students interested in business and government work, international law,international health and welfare, and politics.

Recommended Courses Other Relevant Courses
SOC 266:  Global Change SOC 105:  Intro Population and Human Ecology
SOC 311:  Political Sociology SOC 221:  Culture and Society
SOC 347:  Gender and Global Health SOC 468: Economic Development in Africa