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NSU Catalog 2017-2018 
    
NSU Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology


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Tech Center, Room 358
(605) 626-2601

Mr. Brian Bengs; Dr. Kristi Brownfield; Dr. Teresa Stallings; Dr.Courtney Waid-Lindberg

Sociology is the scientific study of society and social interactions that emerge among people. Sociologists attempt to understand the forces that mold individuals, shape behavior, and determine social events.

Sociology, a liberal arts degree, offers preparation for a very wide variety of career opportunities. It is not specific training for a narrow list of jobs. The list of employment opportunities for Sociology graduates is very long. An internship is not required, but is offered as valuable elective credit. Students may earn from one to 12 credits through internships at agencies that may include police; court services; social services; nursing homes; Bureau of Indian Affairs; battered women’s shelter; and many more locations. Each student is encouraged to develop an internship to his or her interests and career goals.

Career Directions

State, local or federal law enforcement
Criminal corrections
Residential or group home treatment
Loss prevention
Private security, private investigation
Law
Social services
Nursing home (administration, social services, activities)
Hospital social services and patient and family services
Senior citizen centers, assisted living and other senior residences
Community organizations (CAP, VISTA, ACTION, PEACE CORPS)
Personnel management
Ministry

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