Sociology is the systematic study of social behavior and human social life. It focuses on the influence of social relationships on people's attitudes and behavior as well as how societies develop and change. Sociology, as a behavioral science, engages in the scientific study of society, social structure, and human social behavior.
        Sociology majors frequently enter such diverse fields as law enforcement, counseling, probation work, social service occupations, marketing analysis, human relations, casework, demography, and business.

Undergraduate Sociology Degree Program

Sociology Core Courses  (Take all 13 hours)

1301    Principles of Sociology

3381    Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences with lab

4382    Methods of Social Research

4383    Social Theory

Sociology Distribution Requirements (12 hours)

 Take 1 course in the area of Crime, Law, and Deviance

1306    Social Problems

3302    Social Deviance

3321    Introduction to Criminology

3322    Juvenile Delinquency

4320    Law and Society

4325    Sociology of Corrections

Take 1 course in the area of Stratification and Inequality

2361    Pluralistic Societies

4310    Population Problems

4312    Social Stratification

4364    Minority Women in U.S. Society

 Take 1 course in the area of Social Institutions

4307    The Family and Marriage

4341    Sociology of Aging

4342    Sociology of Death

4345    Sociology of Religion

4351    Urban Sociology

Take 1 course in the area of Culture and Social Change

2363     Women, Change and Society

4348     Multicultural Groups in the United States

4353     Social Movements

4362     Race Relations

Electives  (11 hours)

Degree Requirements

Graduate Studies

Course Descriptions

Graduate Course Descriptions

Student Resources and Professional Organizations

American Sociological Association

Southern Sociological Society

Southwestern Social Science Association

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