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Social Sciences

Welcome to the Division of Social Sciences

Student Spotlight

Here students describe their success stories in Troy University's Division of Social Sciences. You will hear from current students and alumni in Sociology, Anthropology and the Masters in Social Science.

Studying the Social Sciences uniquely prepares you for life in the 21st Century. A degree in the social sciences will teach you the latest research methods to address today’s social problems in this increasingly multicultural and digitized era. We offer professional training in analytical software such SPSS and GIS. We also provide multiple hands-on research opportunities such as archaeological digs, focus group research in the community, applied sociological research projects, GIS mapping projects, and other community-based experiential projects.

Our numerous course offerings within the Division of Social Sciences are taught at the Troy home campus, the Troy Dothan campus, the Troy Montgomery Campus, and the Troy Online campus. We also offer a world class Masters in Social Science degree.

For information on the various undergraduate programs and the graduate program offered within the Division of Social Sciences, please feel free to contact us at 

 Archaeology students take part in Alabama Bicentennial celebration

Archaeology students take part in Alabama Bicentennial celebration

Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement Walter Givhan, who serves as president of the Alabama Historical Commission, emceed Old Cahawba State Historical Park’s celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial on Oct. 4, 2019, which included a display tent set up by TROY archeology students.

“We were talking to the general public and showing them how archeology allows us to figure out the past,” said Dr. Jason Mann, the Director of the Archaeological Research Center and a Lecturer in Anthropology. (Pictured here in striped shirt - center.) “It is the best way to learn about Alabama history, because the history of Alabama essentially goes back about 15,000 years and (the land) is incredibly old and incredibly diverse.”


 Students and Faculty Present Their Research in Philadelphia

Jasmine Daughtry, 2019 Sociology Graduate and USDA Grant Coordinator for Tutweiler Garden Project 2018-2019 year


Spring Trojan Day

Students and Professor Present Sociological Papers in Montgomery

Masters of Social Science students featured left to right (Jessica Nash, Krystal Colon, Brennan Gonzalez, Charles Stringer, and Derrick Black) and Dr. Jeneve Brooks, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology present at the 51st Annual meeting of the Alabama Mississippi Socioogical Association conference in Montgomery on February 28, 2020.  

Social Justice Club Equal Justice Initiative Outing

Dr. Sharon Everhardt teaching Tutweiler Prison garden project participants about communication.


Jason Mann on an Archaeological Dig

Jason Mann on an archaeological dig

Jason Mann and his students work at an excavation at a nearby archaeological site which dates to approximately 2500 BCE.

 Anthropology Students Visit Cathedral Caverns

Anthropology Students Visit Cathedral Caverns

Jason Mann and his archaeological students were able to study the cave formations at Cathedral Caverns State Park during a contracted archeological survey conducted for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources State Lands Division of State Parks.

 Social Justice Club 2018 Montgomery Campus Voter Registration Drive

2018 Montgomery Campus Voter Registration Drive

Brandon Guy, Vice President of the Social Justice Club (left) and Chante' Pearson, President of the Social Justice Club (right) help to register students during the 2018 Montgomery Campus Voter Registration Drive

Students Present Their Research In New Mexico

Students Present Their Research in New mexico

Troy University anthropology undergraduate students Jennifer Simpson (left) and Kaitlyn Weis (right) present a research poster entitled New Investigations at Russell Cave, Alabama at the 84th Annual Society of American Archaeology meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 Sociology Students Work With Valiant Cross Academy

Sociology Students Work with Valiant Cross Academy

Sociology students Jasmine Denson Daughtry (left) and Sandy Simons (right) working on the Valiant Cross Academy Farm Stand to promote food security in Montgomeryhe Social Sciences includes several disciplines that analyze society and the world around us. At Troy University, there are several core disciplines within the Division of Social Sciences. These include Accelerated Law, Anthropology, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Science Education, and Sociology.