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While faculty members in our department believe in "academic sociology," we have also established a commitment to "public sociology," that is, using our discipline to create a better society.  We seek to train students to use sociological theories and methods to engage in debates about public policy, to organize communities for political activism, and to operate nonprofit community benefit organizations seeking social change.

The Sociology Department currently offers two certificates:

  1. Humanics Certificate in Administration and Leadership for Community Benefit Organizations (CBOs); and the
  2. Certificate in Applied Sociological Research.

You may also be interested in certificates for Social Justice and Social Change (Philosophy Department), Cross Cultural Competency (Social Work), and Serving At-Risk Youth (Recreation Administration).

For a complete listing of all certificates offered at the university, visit this page.