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Sociology is the study of human social interaction in a group setting and within specific social structures. A sociology degree provided communication skills and confidence in both verbal and written forms. In addition, sociology provides training in working in teams or working independently while employing problem-solving abilities and sharp critical thinking. We ensure all students who graduate understand social problems and inequalities so that they may find fulfilling careers in the social service field.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sociology can be obtained face-to-face and online.

Careers for Sociology Majors

You will be able to apply concepts to solve social issues in the workforce. This opens you up to a meaningful career in the following fields:

  • Human Resources management
  • Public Administration
  • Private and government foundations
  • Voluntary organizations
  • Social research
  • Consulting
  • Teaching

Degree Requirements

  • The B.A. in Sociology has a minimum requirement of 120 total hours.
  • All required and elective courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Sociology Major Requirements

  • Students are required to complete 34 semester credit hours of upper level sociology.
  • Twenty-four of the final 30 semester credit hours must be taken at UT Permian Basin.
  • Students must complete 18 semester credit hours in a minor.
  • All Sociology majors must demonstrate a basic use of computing through the completion of COSC 1335 or another computer science course that requires actual use of computers.

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