Welcome to the Department of Government and Social Sciences.
The sociology program is designed to provide a sound education in sociological content, theory, and methodology in order to prepare students for employment or for further study. Sociology is the study of the organization, dynamics and consequences of social life. Sociologists study social interaction and relationships, organizations and institutions, communities and whole societies. Our work yields powerful insights into the social processes shaping lives, problems and possibilities in contemporary society.
The government program (political science) is designed to give the students of the bayou region a comprehensive understanding of the essential aspects of politics. We offer courses in all subfields of the discipline, with a particular emphasis on American government, political theory, and international relations. Our goal is to give students the analytical and critical tools necessary to evaluate political events and more importantly, to become actively engaged citizens. We have placed graduates in a number of fields/career paths including: legal work, law enforcement, graduate school, law school, the military, business, education, and government. Please feel free browse our site where you will find more information about our faculty and program, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.