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Degrees Offered

Interdisciplinary Health and Social Justice Certificate

Drawing from interdisciplinary perspectives, this 12 credit program is designed to highlight the systemic correlates of health, disease and healthcare. Students will develop an understanding of inequities in health outcomes related to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, gender identity, and other sociocultural factors. Students will explore health consequences of chronic stress related to experiences of discrimination, oppression, poverty, working and living conditions. Through this program, students will critically analyze and strategize the roles of public health educators, practitioners and community members to promote health equity. Students will be required to take IHSJ 2500 - Health and Social Justice - and then choose three courses across three disciplines for a total of 12 credits.


Sociology Major

Sociology is the systematic study of society in all of its forms ranging from the interaction of individuals to the dynamics of large organizations. The sociology major emphasizes the theoretical and applied aspects of the field of sociology. Applied Sociology is the use of sociological theories and methods to analyze and address personal, structural, and societal issues that exist in our everyday lives. Students majoring in sociology will be able to apply a sociological perspective in a wide variety of careers in such sectors as business, healthcare administration, criminal justice, social services, and government. Since the discipline involves investigative skills and working with diverse groups, sociology also provides a valuable foundation for careers in journalism, education, politics, public relations, business, or public administration. Students majoring in sociology are provided the necessary  preparation to pursue future graduate work in the social sciences ranging from the M.A. to the Ph.D. and the APSU Department of Sociology has a strong track record for placing undergraduates in top graduate programs in sociology and related social science disciplines.  All sociology majors are required to complete a departmental exit exam during the semester preceding graduation. 

In addition to the major, it is also possible to minor in Sociology, Environmental Studies, Family Studies.  and Health and Social Justice. These more specialized programs allow students with any major to focus on a curriculum that may tie  more directly into their specific vocational interests.


Course Offerings

Annual Schedule
Course   Fall Spring
2700   First Session (A) online First Session (A) online
3050   Hybrid Full Term Hybrid Full Term
3080   First Session (A) online Second Session (B) online
3300   Not offered* Full term online
3740   Full term online Full term online
3760   Hybrid full term Full term online
3770   hybrid full term  Full term online online
4000   Second Session (B) online Not offered*
4910   Second Session (B) online Second Session (B) online
Note: Soc 1010 & Soc 1040 will be offered online every term
* - offered as a summer course