Sociology

Sociologists study social interactions, groups and institutions, both within and across societies. As they work to understand social structures and social change, sociologists investigate issues of human rights, inequality and social justice.

Why sociology at TWU?

Skills that serve you beyond the boardroom

Our sociology program will provide you with the tools necessary for lifelong personal and professional success. We will teach you how to communicate effectively, solve problems, conduct quantitative and qualitative research, and analyze issues that impact society. With a sociology degree from TWU, you will be well-prepared to work individually or as part of a team in culturally diverse environments, contributing meaningfully to your workplace and community.

A degree plan structured around your schedule

Our bachelor’s degrees offer maximum flexibility for students seeking to pursue an education through online-only degree completion, or a hybrid of online and face-to-face courses. If you are interested in a program tailored to fit your professional, family or lifestyle needs, a major in sociology may be right for you.

  • Requirements for our bachelor of science degree in sociology can either be completed entirely online, or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.
  • Requirements for our bachelor of science degree in sociology with a concentration in social inequality can be completed through a hybrid of online and face-to-face courses.

A comprehensive curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty

Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to provide you with a comprehensive education while preparing you for work and practice in a variety of fields. Our faculty mentors provide training in research methods and techniques; insights into class, racial-ethnic and gender inequality; group differences; understanding of social organizations, social forces and group processes; and practical skills to be used while working with individuals or groups.

Hear from our alumni

"One of the first things I learned in my undergraduate coursework was that to have any chance of solving a problem we must first understand it, including why it happens and what works and doesn’t work in terms of policies and practices.

My sociology degree laid the groundwork for my future career as a university professor by providing an academic way to understand the social problems affecting the nation. My undergraduate degree from TWU provided me with a set of essential skills that have proven helpful in my career such as critical thinking, the ability to understand and use scholarly research, and how data can help bridge the gap from what we learn in the classroom to the policies and practices that we use in the real world." 

-William Ash-Houchen (BS '13), Assistant Professor of Social Justice and Criminology at Delta State University in Mississippi

"Through the department's undergraduate research initiative, I had the opportunity to work one-on-one with an expert researcher to gain for-credit experience with planning and executing a research project. In regards to both my research project and standard coursework, professors have gone out of their way to meet with me during weekends and holiday breaks. I truly could not have asked for better professors, advisers and mentors than those I found in the Department of Sociology."

-Morgan Villavaso (BS '19), Legal Assistant and recipient of the Fulbright US Student Program grant. Read Morgan's full story>>

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Contact us

For questions regarding advising, please schedule an appointment with Leah Edwards, or contact her at ledwards11@twu.edu or 940-898-3852.

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Page last updated 5:47 PM, February 25, 2020