Not all of the sociology students who initially planned to pursue further education ended up doing so oSociology students are far more interested in seeking employment than they were in pursing further education CHARACTERISTICS OF GRADUATES WHO PURSUE FURTHER EDUCATION-They did some statistical regression analysis on the data they had gathered – able to identify 3 factors that had the most significance in terms of predicting which sociology students would attend graduate or professional school oCharacteristics included… Having a high GPA in sociology
Being African-American or Hispanic Having a “careerist” orientation USE OF SOCIOLOGY BY GRADUATES IN FURTHER EDUCATION-At least 70% of those enrolled in various graduate or professional school programs, said that sociological theories and concepts were very useful in their graduate coursework -Students brought sociological insights into class, gender, and “race”-Sociological theories offering critical perspectives-Sociological theories of current social issues (such as crime, racism and poverty) -Basic sociological concepts or ideas (such as cultural, socialization, and institutions) werehelpful in their further education CHOICE OF DEGREE BY GRADUATES WHO PURSUE FURTHER EDUCATION-Students were enrolling in professional and graduate schools in a number of different areas (was not limited to sociology) o22.4% went into sociology o16.9% in social worko11.4% in educationo10.5% in law o9.4% went into other social sciences o8.6& in Psychology/counsellingo7.3% in engineeringo4.5% in business/managemento3.8% in public policyo5.1% in other-Figures show that majority of sociology students did not pursue a post-grad in sociology;a total of 78% elected to get an advanced degree in another area CHARACTERISTICS OF GRADUATES WHO GO ON IN SOCIOLOGY-Conducted a statistical regression analysis and found that there are two factors that had the most significance in predicting which sociology students would go onto graduate studies in sociology oMost significant factor was having research and statistical skills oOther predictor is having an “idealist” orientation (ideals about changing the world) Advanced Degrees in SociologyAdvanced Degree’s in Sociology-A BA degree in sociology is only the starting point if you want to get a job in teaching sociology – you are going to need an MA or PhD in sociology MASTERS IN SOCIOLOGY
-1 or 2 years to complete o1 year – course worko2 years – research involved (major research paper or thesis)-Develop some areas of specialization in sociology-Job opportunities may include teaching positions in community colleges or some research positions oTEACHING IN COLLEGE:Introductory sociology coursesSociology courses connected to your specializationMust read the job advertisement carefully to ensure you have the necessary job qualifications and area of specialization A PHD IN SOCIOLOGY-Takes at least 4 years beyond a master’s degree to complete -Further develop areas of specialization in sociology oWill be doing additional courses, comprehensive examinations, and dissertation (thesis) -
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