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About the Department

The Faculty
The Department of Sociology and Geography is comprised of six full-time faculty members who work in the areas of sociology, criminology, geography, and anthropology. All hold Ph.D.s in their disciplines, are active in professional organizations, and regularly present/publish their scholarly work. The department is also served by several adjunct faculty. The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring of their students. Faculty listing

The Students
Today the hundreds of students who have graduated with sociology majors and minors are college professors, social work analysts, probation and parole officers, police officers and law enforcement personnel, high school and college counselors, social work personnel, arbitrators, directors of juvenile detention centers, journalists, public relations directors, marketing analysts, nursing home directors and gerontology specialists, medical center personnel, communication analysts, child care specialists, staff workers with mentally and emotionally disturbed children, staff workers with the handicapped, state local, and federal government workers, Peace Corps participants, and self-employed workers. The sociology faculty has helped students acquire graduate assistantships, scholarships, fellowship grants and admittance to a variety of graduate schools.

Geography-Anthropology minors: The geography-anthropology minor is appropriately combined with other degree programs on our campus, such as history, political science, sociology, and environmental studies. Both geography and anthropology are liaison or integrative disciplines that bring together the social and physical sciences. Graduates work in areas such as historic preservation, archaeology, and land use analysis as well as at all levels of teaching. World Cultural Geography is a required course for all education majors at Shepherd University.

 

Department of Sociology and Geography | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5135 | 800-344-5231