Regional Studies and Applied Research Certificate
Gain knowledge and tools necessary to understand interrelationships among the social, cultural, economic, geographic and environmental aspects of a region.
This interdisciplinary certificate offers classes in SOAN, Environmental Studies, Geography and Economics. To access all of the upper division courses, students are encouraged to take introductory coursework in those subjects – the certificate requires GEOG 101 and SOAN 326 (prereqs include SOAN 301 and 2 of the following: SOAN 204, 205, 211, 213 or 214).
This certificate provides students with a strong foundation in research methodology and applied research. Students will have sustained engagement in research projects that will build skills in data gathering and analysis, as well as synthesizing results and communicating findings. These skills will be directly applicable in the workplace or graduate school.
Students will engage in applied research for several quarters, optimally spread over three terms as 2-4-4 credits per term. This may be accomplished by working on a specific research project at SOURCE (Southern Oregon University Research Center), working on SOURCE’s annual regional report and/or working with a faculty member on a research project.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for a Sociology and Anthropology degree:
*Median Salary of $45,000
*Based on National Average
SOU Sociology and Anthropology Alumni
Chair of Anthropology at Okanagan College in British Columbia & Co-founder of Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA), a non-profit advocating social justice for migrant and indigenous people.
Southern Oregon Regional Director of Oregon Action, a statewide social justice nonprofit.