Sociology at SIUE
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice offers studies leading to the master of arts degree in sociology. Graduate work in sociology involves the advanced study of human social life, its processes, problems and possible future forms. Areas of study in the College of Arts and Sciences include social problems and policies, deviance and crime, gender, race and ethnic relations, employment relations and complex organizations, sexualities, intersectionality, sustainability, social inequality, social change, theory, research, and data analysis. Career objectives are furthered with an advanced degree in sociology. The study of sociology at the master’s level strengthens students' analytical, research and writing skills. These skills are useful in positions involving problem analysis, research and data management, effective communication, and leadership.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Arts in Sociology
- Master of Science in Integrative Studies - Sustainability
Graduates of the master’s program in sociology have used their degree as a stepping stone to a PhD or law degree, a credential for a teaching position at a community college, preparation for doing research for private business or public service agencies, or for acquiring decision-making positions in diverse occupational settings. The program also accommodates persons who already hold positions in the public or private sector and for whom the graduate degree improves career benefits and opportunities.