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Sociology Program

The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Sociology. We also offer graduate work leading to the M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the giant corporation, from organized crime to religious cults, from the differences of race, gender and social class to the shared experiences of a common culture, and from the sociology of work to the sociology of play. Sociologists seek to understand people by studying the societies and groups in which they live. Sociologists are interested in the impact that the social environment has on our behavior from infancy to old age.

Sociology is a dynamic, ever changing and exciting discipline with opportunities for a variety of career pathways. A major in sociology will prepare you for the job market as well as for further study leading to graduate and professional degrees.

Course Rotation Schedule (pdf)

THECB 18 Doctoral Characteristics

Sociology doctoral student named to award committee

Joanna Lara, Sociology doctoral student

The first time Joanna Lara took a medical sociology class, she knew it was her research passion. Now, the nation’s top sociology students will submit papers for her consideration.
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Sociology Doctoral student named editor of national newsletter

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Valarie Bell, a Texas Woman’s University sociology doctoral student, has been named the editor of In Critical Solidarity the American Sociological Association's Labor and Labor Movements Section’s newsletter.
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