The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science through the College of Arts and Sciences.
Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Political science subfields include political theory, political philosophy, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields. Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.
Sociology is a systematic study of human interaction. The focus is on the social group, whether it be a two-person group or the whole world community. In understanding human situations, sociologists go beyond mere "people watching" and idle speculation; they use specialized types of procedures or analysis to make their research more valid and reliable.
Dr. Stockley (Beard) of Political Science and Dr. White (Tallest) of Sociology participate with other faculty in Oozeball
Sociology internships are available and made on a case to case basis with local businesses.
Political Science students have been placed in internship positions at local, state and national levels.
Students help faculty with their research and in some cases, lead their own research.
Many classes are available through online instruction.
Our graduates include college professors, local bankers, youth ministers, human resource offices and other professions.
They have pursued careers in Federal and State governments, continued their education through graduate school, as well as worked for non-profits and political campaigns.