Sociology

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences  

Department of Sociology and Social Work

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, room 330

NAU, PO Box 15300, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5300

928-523-2979  

 

http://home.nau.edu/sociology/

 

Department Chair

Kooros M. Mahmoudi

  

We designed these academic plans to provide you with specialized sociological knowledge and research skills that prepare you for a variety of career paths in our information- and service-oriented economy. Our plans aim to increase your understanding of group, organizational, and institutional processes that structure communities and human experience, and you develop insights about societies, diversity, and human interaction that are critical in the global economy. Our plans also encourage you to apply sociological theory, knowledge, and methodologies to contemporary issues and problems facing society and communities. In addition, our internship program provides hands-on experience to help you bridge the gap between the theory and practice of sociology.  

 

A degree in sociology or applied sociology is a perfect choice if you want to maximize your opportunities and flexibility in a rapidly changing world.  

Undergraduate Information

You can pursue the following academic plans in NAUís Department of Sociology and Social Work:  

with emphases in applied research, corrections, family studies, health and gerontology, and individualized study

with emphases in applied research, corrections, family studies, health and gerontology, and individualized study  

Please note that NAU also offers plans in gerontology; for more information, click here, Gerontology.

 

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Graduate Information

We offer the M.A. in applied sociology to increase your understanding of group, organizational, and institutional processes that structure communities and human experience. Our program emphasizes the application of sociological theory, knowledge, and methodologies to contemporary issues and problems facing society.  

 

Ours was one of the first applied programs in the country and our faculty have expertise in a wide range of areas within the discipline. Current faculty interests include theory, methods, race/ethnicity, deviance, family, gender, sexuality, policy, demography, social psychology, mental health, and planning and evaluation.

 

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