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Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender, and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports.

What You’ll Learn from Us

Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human behavior. As such, anything and everything involving human behavior falls under its purview, including behavior of individuals, small and large groups, communities, institutions and organizations, as well as entire societies. Sociology is for anyone curious about society and its constituents. Motivated by a desire to better understand the principles of social life, Sociologists investigate, analyze, and synthesize the social world using state-of-the-art technologies. Their goal is to make life better for everyone and nurture a cohort of socially conscious citizenry in the process.

Use the associated links and www.asanet.org to further explore the field of sociology, career opportunities for sociologists, and our program in particular.

What You’ll Do Here

Texas A&M University-Texarkana offers a Bachelor of Science degree for those who seek to major in sociology. Students are required to successfully complete 120 semester credit hours (SCH) to earn the degree. For those in other fields of study desiring to have a concentration in Sociology, the university offers a minor which requires 18 SCH to complete.

Careers for Sociology Majors

Sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, or public administration. It also can be highly useful in fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups.

Many students choose sociology because they see it as a broad base for professions such as law, education, medicine, social work, and counseling. It provides a rich repertoire of knowledge germane to these fields.

  • Applied Sociologist
  • Counseling
  • Journalism
  • Social Services
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations/Marketing
  • Political Research/Politics
  • Teaching

Interested? Program contact information

For more information, contact Dr. Godpower Okereke, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at 903.223.3163 or Godpower.Okereke@tamut.edu.

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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