Department of Psychology and Sociology

Graduate Programs

Sociology, M.A./M.S.


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 discipline of the social sciences, 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.


Student Resources and Professional Organizations

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Southern Sociological Society (SSS)

Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA)