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About the Program

The sociology major provides students with a broad sociological perspective and encourages development of a “sociological imagination.” You will gain an understanding of how social forces influence individual behavior and how interacting individuals, groups, and organizations affect society and social change.

Sociologists address the most challenging issues of our time. Since all human behavior is social, the subject of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob, from the divisions of race, gender and social class, street crime and delinquency, to the problems of war and peace.

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Online tuition rates are affordable and banded for full time student enrollments.
  • SMSU offers in-state tuition to nearly everyone. No out-state rates. Reciprocity rates may apply.
  • U.S. Citizens & eligible noncitizens can apply for federal aid with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Minnesota residents completing the FAFSA will also be considered for Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct loan funds as well.
  • SMSU offers a variety of Scholarships that students can apply for!

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to be considered for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University must present the following information:

Note: Final high school transcripts, complete with date of graduation, must be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to enrollment.

Transfer students wishing to be considered for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University must present the following information:

  • Completed Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee of $20.
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended outside the MinnState System, transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to the Southwest Minnesota State University Office of Admission.

4-Year Mustang Academic Plans (MAP)

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The purpose of the Mustang Academic Plan (MAP) is to provide navigational direction or a MAP for each academic degree. The MAPs will be used to support current students during academic advising as they create their individual academic plans. The Mustang Advising Plans (MAPs) will also be used to assist potential students and transfer students as they seek program details to make decisions about becoming a future Mustang.

Careers In Sociology

Sociology graduates find exciting careers in social service agencies, businesses, and local, state, and national government. A sociology major is excellent preparation for law school and other professional and graduate programs. Sociology, criminal justice, and women’s studies minors enhance preparation for graduate school in many disciplines as well as preparation for careers in any field that requires an understanding of people and society.

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Investigations
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Senior Services
  • Youth Services

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Last Modified: 8/31/20 12:19 PM