One of the hallmarks of our program at Ozarks is that it allows you to become broadly trained in the discipline of sociology in an intimate and hands-on learning environment. You are given the opportunity to learn sociology by getting involved and engaged. This is done through the study of concepts and theories, training in research methods and ethics, and collaborative research with faculty and other students. Another unique aspect of the sociology program is that you are given the opportunity to complete a senior research project that can help set them apart from others in a competitive job market or make them more desirable for graduate school.
Our sociology program is challenging, but it’s worth the effort. Our graduates tell that story better than anyone. Lee is a youth director and activity coordinator with the Salvation Army in Dallas, Erica is a family services worker with the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, and Monica is a researcher with the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in El Salvador. Sociology majors can pursue careers in a number of fields, including business, government, education, social services, journalism, research, fund-raising, marketing, non-profits, recreation and health and human services.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO
As the spring 2012 semester came to a close, six Ozarks seniors gathered in the Hanna Room in Seay Student Center to present the results of their senior research projects.
Students in the Ozarks Sociology and Environmental Studies programs will hold a senior thesis poster symposium on Thursday, May 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hannah Room in the Seay Student Center.
In what Dr. Jesse Weiss says may have been the toughest competition to date, 13 re-imagined Barbie and Ken dolls vied for the title of "Barbie Bash 2012 Champion" in his spring Social Problems class.?But in the end, it was Vagabond Barbie who took the win, narrowly edging out Popeye Barbie and Playboy Bunny Ken.