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Scientific study of human social behavior. As the study of humans in their collective aspect, sociology is concerned with all group activities—economic, social, political, and religious. The Columbia Encyclopedia




Professional organizations serve many meaningful purposes:

  • Providing professional development
  • Providing a professional network
  • Listing job opportunities
  • Providing professional support and advocacy
  • Informing on current trends and issues in the field

Southern Sociological Society (SSS) is a society of professionals promoting the development of sociology as a profession and scientific discipline by the maintenance of high academic professional and ethical standards...

 Mid-South Sociological Association  (MSSA) is a non-profit professional organization of sociologists and social scientists, which promotes the study and understanding of sociological and related issues and problems.


Midwestern Sociological Society (MSS) is a membership organization of academic and applied sociologists, as well as students of the discipline.

American Sociological Association(ASA) is a national organization offering current information on trends in the field, numerous scholarly articles, employment links, grant information, and newsletters for sociology professionals and students.


Sociology Careers Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics) contains information on: pay expectations, pay per state, job outlook, duties, work environment, similar occupations, etc.

Career report from the O*NET database of occupational information for Sociology/Sociologists