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Department of Sociology
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 349
Phone: 785-628-5840
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The Department of Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology, a Master of Professional Studies concentration in Social Entrepreneurship, and several certificates.

Globalization, urbanization, diversity, social unrest, terrorism, environmental change, migration, race and domestic relations – the challenges we face today provide students like you with fantastic opportunities. A sociology degree develops strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and prepares you for a variety of rewarding careers where you can make a lasting impact on the lives of others.

Academic Programs in Sociology
Undergraduate (available on campus & online)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology

Graduate School (on campus only)

Master of Professional Studies concentration in Social Entrepreneurship

Certificates (each is available on campus & online)

Building a Career in a Nonprofit Corporation
Certificate in Community Development
Certificate in Cultural Anthropology and Globalization
Certificate in Grant Proposal Writing and Program Evaluation
Certificate in Life Stages and Transitions
Certificate in the Sociology of Medicine and Aging
Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
Eight-Week University Grant Writing Certification Program

Sociology at FHSU: Forward Thinking. World Ready.

When you study sociology at FHSU, you’ll develop the skills you need to deal with the many challenges facing global and local society. You’ll be prepared to navigate a rapidly changing world, learn to deal effectively with others, and better understand our everyday lives. In other words, you won’t just be equipped to make a living… you’ll be ready to make a rewarding “life” as well.

We offer both on-campus and online programs (at both undergraduate and graduate levels), and you’ll study with faculty who incorporate their experiences and active research agendas into the classroom, letting you experience how sociology knowledge applies to real world challenges.

We have significant resources for students, including student organizations and research support, that will help you examine and help solve existing and new social problems through inquiry, theoretical and evidenced-based techniques.

You’ll have enriching hands-on experiences through research, service and internship opportunities. And because we offer unique classes (like grant writing or case management) and degree tracks (like the BA in Sociology Addictions Counseling Track) not typically available in departments our size, you’ll have a leg up on the competition upon graduation, and be prepared to take on a variety of rewarding careers. (Check out what some recent Sociology graduates have to say.)

If you’re interested in learning more about Sociology programs, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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