Our program aims to make the sociology program a community resource while at the same time making the community a learning environment.
What is public sociology?
Missouri State University is one of very few universities in the country to offer an emphasis in public sociology.
The core component of the public sociology program is community engagement. Students in our program integrate sociological skills into their course work and research as they collaborate with faculty to provide services for local organizations and to address community problems and issues.
Students will learn the skills of the sociology profession and learn how to apply those skills to benefit the community.