What is the Sociology program?
Sociology is the scientific study of social life. It is the exploration of social change and a lens into the complexity of the causes and consequences of human behavior.
(sources: American Sociological Association)
What will I learn?
Skills you can list on your resume:
Conduct Research and Analyze Data: Learn both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This will allow you to recognize trends and patterns and produce social statistics such as those used in market research, opinion polling, sales, and countless other applications
Communicate Skillfully: Learn how to convey your ideas effectively in writing and presentations
Practice Critical Thinking: Learn to look beyond the surface of issues to discover the"why". Build your analytical skills. Solve problems and identify opportunities
Gain a Global Perspective: Learn about different cultures and how to analyze the interactions of groups and societies through a global and historical perspective
What can I do with this course of study?
With a degree, here are just a few career fields you can enter:
Last updated 8/29/2022
What's special about the program?
Multi-cultural learning opportunities such as courses with an "Internationalized Curriculum" and/or an emphasis on the "Mexican-American Experience"
Curricula, including the selection of textbooks, that promote global awareness in all courses
Service-Learning opportunities in many courses and sections which encourage civic and community responsibility
Opportunities to engage in hands-on research that focuses on issues important to our campus and community.
Socialization into Sociology as a discipline and a profession through the Sociology student club.
Dr. Seabrook Jones
Interim MESSH Department
Academic Unit Assistant