The curriculum in community analytics brings together substantive seminars in community, demography, regional economic development, family, and population health, as well as hands-on practical training doing applied research for local, regional and state entities. Graduates are highly trained in mail, telephone, and web-based survey methodology, need assessment, interviewing and focus group research skills, demographic modeling, GIS, and the ability to use major statistical techniques and programs to analyze and interpret the results of such research.
Students in the community analytics concentration work at the Baylor Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD). The CCRD is a multi-disciplinary/method laboratory in which sociologists perform most of the research, while experts from varying fields lend their support. Students learn to apply sociological methods to real-life settings and gain an understanding of an exceptional model for relations between community and academia.
|Select nine semester hours from the following:
|Seminar on the Community
|Sociology of Regional Processes
|Community Spatial Analysis
|Seminar in Teaching
|Advanced Quantitative Analysis for Sociology
|Summer Writing Practicum in Sociology
|Directed Readings in Sociology
|Including 30 semester hours of M.A.