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.
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 114 Sociology students graduated with students earning 105 Bachelor's degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN||11 : 1||13,131|
|The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Knoxville, TN||18 : 1||29,460|
|Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN||23 : 1||21,721|
|East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN||23 : 1||14,191|
|University of Memphis Memphis, TN||24 : 1||21,685|
|Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN||24 : 1||10,140|
|Union University Jackson, TN||14 : 1||3,172|
|Lee University Cleveland, TN||28 : 1||5,189|
|Maryville College Maryville, TN||15 : 1||1,143|
|Belmont University Nashville, TN||22 : 1||8,440|
|Fisk University Nashville, TN||15 : 1||874|
|Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN||29 : 1||11,048|
|Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN||43 : 1||4,088|
|Milligan University Milligan, TN||14 : 1||1,310|
|The University of Tennessee-Martin Martin, TN||26 : 1||7,280|
|Carson-Newman University Jefferson City, TN||23 : 1||2,725|
|Tennessee Wesleyan University Athens, TN||17 : 1||1,141|
|Southern Adventist University Collegedale, TN||20 : 1||2,834|
|Tennessee State University Nashville, TN||25 : 1||8,081|
|Lane College Jackson, TN||21 : 1||1,267|