Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
University of Missouri-Columbia offers 5 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 85 Sociology students graduated with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, 4 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO||16 : 1||16,191|
|University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO||24 : 1||30,014|
|University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis, MO||41 : 1||15,988|
|Truman State University Kirksville, MO||18 : 1||5,231|
|University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City, MO||28 : 1||16,388|
|Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO||18 : 1||12,799|
|University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO||26 : 1||11,229|
|Missouri State University-Springfield Springfield, MO||31 : 1||23,453|
|Webster University Saint Louis, MO||50 : 1||9,860|
|Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO||60 : 1||10,013|
|Drury University Springfield, MO||16 : 1||1,743|
|College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO||16 : 1||1,546|
|Missouri Southern State University Joplin, MO||29 : 1||5,604|
|Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO||33 : 1||8,392|
|Avila University Kansas City, MO||23 : 1||1,526|
|Westminster College Fulton, MO||13 : 1||655|
|Lincoln University Jefferson City, MO||23 : 1||2,436|
|Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO||22 : 1||3,281|
|Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Fayette, MO||14 : 1||1,145|
|Park University Parkville, MO||97 : 1||11,415|