Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
A sociology degree with an emphasis on Regional Analysis and Public
Policy offers students a variety of learning experiences:
A collegial one-on-one working research experience with professors who are experts in their field and conduct applied research on a variety of issues related to regional analysis in the following areas:
CriminologyIRAPP sociology majors have the opportunity to design research topics, conduct field work and analyze data independently and within a cadre of peers.
Drug and Alcohol research
Adoption regulations and laws
Poverty and educational issues
Through group and individual presentation format IRAPP sociology majors may present researched topics and papers to cities, townships, and county governments, as well as to government and non-profit social agencies.
In the past IRAPP sociology majors have presented papers at the Appalachian Regional Commission conferences held in Tennessee and Washington D.C.
Academic, field work and presentations under the aupices of Nationally renown professors has given IRAPP sociology majors an edge in their application to the Martin School of Public Policy.