Department of Psychology and Sociology

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Criminology, BS

Criminology is an interdisciplinary social-behavioral science which includes systematic study in the theory of crime, social foundations of criminal behavior, theories of punishment, and social structural components of the legal and criminal justice systems. The program uses a social-psychological model of focus on the etiology of crime, criminal behavior, and societal reaction to crime. Criminology majors may enter occupational fields such as law enforcement, correctional counseling, probation and parole work, immigration and naturalization services, investigative services, institutional corrections, and community-based corrections.

Criminology Degree Plan Criminology Courses Offered

Psychology, BA

Psychology is a discipline in the social sciences which focuses on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. At Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the Psychology program includes the study of psychological phenomena and basic processes necessary to understand human behavior. Specific areas examined in the program include lifespan development, personality development, motivation, emotion, attitudes, intelligence, physiological factors, the senses, experimental design and research methods, as well as psychological topics of current interest.

Psychology Degree Plan Psychology Courses Offered

Sociology, BA

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 social science discipline, 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.

Sociology Degree Plan Sociology Courses Offered