Studying Sociology and Community Development at APSU brings your degree as a social scientist to your fingertips.
If you are pursuing a career in social services, social science research, social media analysis, human resources, community advocacy, or wish to work with diverse populations to address relevant social issues then a degree in sociology and community development is the right place to start. The Department of Sociology and Community Development has experienced faculty who hold doctoral degrees and are nationally recognized in the field. The sociology faculty at APSU are deeply committed to teaching and mentoring sociology majors at Austin Peay. We award competitive scholarships to our majors each semester, a testament to the quality of students that graduate from our program.
Furthermore, the Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Community Development can be completed 100% online and is designed to rapidly progress students through the curriculum regardless of their entry point into the major.
Students completing a degree in sociology are well prepared for the job market with a firm background in quantitative reasoning and analytical skills applicable to many professions and attractive to potential employers.
The APSU Department of Sociology and Community Development has smaller classes compared to many larger universities, and our seminar-style courses encourage the free exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives. Moreover, we have a strong record of placing students in highly competitive, nationally recognized graduate programs. Recent placements include the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Bowling Green State University, Loyola of Chicago, Florida State University, Vanderbilt, and the London School of Economics.
What outcomes are available for Sociology and Community Development majors?
- Social Media Coordinator
- Social Media Analyst
- Sales and Marketing
- Social Science Researcher
- Human Resources
- Secondary/Postsecondary Teachers
- Research/Data Analysts