Department of Social Sciences

Understand, predict, and affect human behavior.

The UTPB Department of Social Sciences provides courses and programs covering social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of humanity. We offer a wide variety of courses that examine human behavior from different vantage points. Students research results in new and better ways to predict behavior and its social, cultural, and psychological implications. We teach quantitative and qualitative methods with a diverse array of programs, from criminology to political science to sociology.

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Criminal Justice Administration

  • MS in Criminal Justice Administration 
  • Online Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration


  • BA in Criminology
  • Minor in Criminology
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Criminology/Criminal Justice Studies

Political Science Program

  • BA in Political Science
  • BA in Political Science - Online
  • Minor in Political Science
  • Pre-Law Courses and Advising

Public Administration 

  • Online Master of Public Administration

Sociology Program

  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Sociology - Online
  • Minor in Sociology 
  • Minor in Multicultural Studies
  • Minor in Women's Studies

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