Sociology | Troy University


About the Sociology Degree

Sociology is the scientific study of human relationships and interaction. If the study of human lives, societal changes and social causes and consequences interest you, then a major in sociology at Troy University is for you. This undergraduate degree offers you the opportunity to study a number of social topics including crime and deviance, social inequality and social institutions such as the criminal justice and health care systems.

Skills learned

During TROY’s coursework in the sociology program, you will learn to critically analyze social issues and develop research skills to study social problems like food insecurity and wage inequality. You will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on learning experiences through our internship program with an opportunity to work in a variety of settings from prisons to mental health agencies. These experiences will allow you to be part of research and public good projects that will enable you to take the skills you learn in the classroom and put them to the test. These experiences provide you valuable learning opportunities that lead to employment and graduate school.

When you graduate with a degree in sociology from Troy University, you will have the analytical skills of research writing and social interaction, along with being able to write questionnaires, conduct interviews and focus groups and analyze data.

Beyond the classroom

With your undergraduate degree in sociology from Troy University, you will be prepared to work in a variety of positions including:

  • Research analyst
  • Research assistant
  • Case manager
  • Victim advocate
  • Corrections
  • Court administration
  • Conflict resolution specialist
  • Behavioral health technician
  • Family intervention specialist
  • Criminal justice/justice specialist

You may also pursue graduate and professional degrees in sociology, law, business, education, health and medicine, social work, counseling or other fields.

Accelerated Law Program option

In 2015, TROY partnered with Thomas Goode Jones and Cumberland schools of law to become the first college in the state of Alabama to offer its students a way to complete their bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees within six years. Today, as part of this major studying within the University’s accelerated law program, you will begin an academic journey leading you to your junior year where, upon the careful consideration of your GPA and LSAT scores, you will have the opportunity to apply to law school at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham and now to the Mississippi College of Law. Programs are highly selective, and once chosen by one of the schools, you will begin your legal studies there. After your first year of law school, your GPA at Jones, Cumberland or Mississippi will be evaluated, and if there are no objections, you will receive your bachelor’s degree from TROY as if you’d been attending our classes throughout your senior year. At this point, only two years of law school remain before you sit for the Alabama State Bar exam. Now, that’s a deal, and it can only be found at Troy University.




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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • TROY Online
  • Dothan Campus^^

^^ Offered as blended program. A blended program combines both online and face-to-face courses in the required program of study.