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Sociology

Program Overview

Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior, interactions, and social institutions. Areas of study range from the micro-dynamics of human experiences, to the larger processes involved in the creation of social institutions, organizations, and social structures.

The Sociology Program at University of Houston-Clear Lake offers courses covering a wide spectrum of topics, including sociology of family and marriage, medical sociology, race and class inequality, social stratification, the city and urban problems, sociology of immigration, sociology of work and occupations, and gender and women's studies. Our students receive a broad education, with emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication. The program is designed to prepare students to navigate the complex and diverse social world and pursue a purposeful life and a variety of careers.  

Our faculty has areas of specialization in sociology of the family, immigration, medical sociology, race and ethnic relations, religion, social inequality, complex organizations and nonprofit organizations, and conflict resolution. We offer a broad spectrum of courses that will prepare students to pursue a variety of career paths.

Sociology students are encouraged to structure their plans of study to reflect concentrations within the discipline.

Undergraduate Program (Bachelor of Science)

The undergraduate program in Sociology offers a broad spectrum of courses that will prepare you to pursue a variety of career paths. Sociology students are encouraged to structure their plans of study to reflect concentrations within the discipline:

  • Criminology
  • Diversity
  • Family Sociology
  • Health and Medicine
  • Legal Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Work and Occupations

View the Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree plan

Graduate Program (Master of Arts)

The graduate program in Sociology features small classes that allow for close interaction with excellent faculty committed to teaching and advising students. As part of your advanced study, you will participate in a graduate internship either by completing a 500-hour internship at an agency or association or by teaching in a community college. Sociology students are encouraged to structure their plans of study to reflect concentrations within the discipline:

  • Diversity
  • Family Sociology
  • Health and Medicine
  • Urban Studies
  • Work and Occupations

Faculty

Our full-time Sociology faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and writers with diverse interests and areas of expertise. 

Dr. Jennifer Arney

Dr. Stephen Cherry

Dr. Amy Lucas

Dr. Mike McMullen


Information 

For additional information about Sociology Program faculty and courses, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Cherry
Associate Professor of Sociology and Program Director
cherry@uhcl.edu
281-283-3434

 


Last updated: 08/29/2016 UTC
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