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Sociology Program

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Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion. Those related concepts are the focus of the Sociology program at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Our faculty teach classes in a variety of today’s pressing social issues, energizing our students and expanding their understanding of the daily lived experiences of all people in American society. Sociology majors and minors take courses, among others, that offer in-depth explorations of

  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Gender issues
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Class stratification
  • Environmental studies
  • Politics
  • Social movements
  • Family issues
  • Disability rights and inclusion

We offer courses in the sociological core. General Sociology and Social Problems are introductions to the field, our research and data analysis classes prepare students to conduct original research, and theory provides a foundation for critical thinking that ties the entire discipline together.


The Sociology Program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields—where our students make a difference every day. These career opportunities include

  • Human Services – advocacy, administration, planning, programing
  • Education – teaching, admissions, placement, institutional research
  • Criminal Justice – law enforcement, corrections, law school
  • Government – social statistics analysis, management and administration, policy analysis, demography
  • Business – management and administration, marketing, consumer research, sales, human resources

The Sociology Program also prepares students for graduate study. Recently, we have had students go on to master’s and doctoral programs in

  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Occupational therapy
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Speech therapy
  • Business

Careers in Sociology

With a bachelor's degree in sociology, you will be prepared for a wide range of jobs.

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The Sociology Club

The Sociology Club is open to all Sociology majors and minors.

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