Sociology Program

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Sociology Program

Asking the essential questions about the societies we live in. 

Technology and social media have connected us more than ever—or have they divided us more than ever?!? What they HAVE done is change our society. That's just one catalyst and its results. Imagine knowing how to ask that kind of question and track complex data for an answer. If knowing how we click or don't click as a society piques your interest, then sociology is your field!

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Why Sociology at UTPB?

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Ranked #1 as the most affordable college in Texas

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Easily move into related careers, such as HR management, consulting, etc.

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Ranked in the top 50 for online sociology bachelor’s programs 

Why should I study sociology?

UT Permian Basin offers two paths to earning a BA in Sociology—face-to-face and online. In our program, you explore social institutions, cultural dynamics, and the different processes of social interaction.

Learn to step outside of yourself and make connections between the lives and environments of people in various cultures. 


What are my job prospects?

Everything people do has social implications. Studying sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in diverse fields:

  • Business
  • Social services
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Public relations
  • Criminal justice
  • Health care
  • Human resources
  • Public administration (civil service, nonprofits)

Employers are looking for people who can think creatively about human problems, understand diversity, and navigate their group to success. As of 2021, the median pay for sociologists was nearly $93K and over $122K for political scientists. 

What industry-specific skills will I learn?

As a graduate with a sociology degree, you apply analytical and communication skills to real-world situations. In our increasingly diverse world, the study of sociology equips you with 21st century marketable skills, including:

  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Working skillfully as part of a high-functioning team
  • Gathering and interpreting data
  • Problem-solving
  • Conveying complex information and ideas

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