Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and interaction, which is greatly influenced by religious, ethical, and social beliefs. A degree in sociology can lead to endless employment opportunities in the following areas: criminal justice, education, research and planning, government, business and industry, and human services. Job titles include teacher, counselor, administrator, manager, and analyst. Sociologists prepare reports; examine how social influences affect different individuals and groups; design research projects to test social issue theories; and analyze and draw conclusions from data collected through surveys, observations, and interviews.
Vital skills include critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving. Sociology majors devote a lot of time to writing and research. Instruction includes social theory, race and ethnicity, humanities, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and urban sociology. Students also have the option of specializing in a wide range of topics: gender, poverty, crime, and education are just a few.
The 2010 median pay for sociologists was $72,360, but the entry-level education was at the master's degree level. There are two types of sociology master's degree programs: traditional programs and applied, clinical, and professional programs.
The University of Texas at Austin offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 138 Sociology students graduated with students earning 122 Bachelor's degrees, 12 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Texas A & M University-College Station offers 3 Sociology degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 287 Sociology students graduated with students earning 274 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Rice University Houston, TX||10 : 1||7,282|
|Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX||16 : 1||11,824|
|The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX||20 : 1||51,090|
|Texas A & M University-College Station College Station, TX||24 : 1||68,726|
|University of Houston Houston, TX||30 : 1||46,148|
|The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX||33 : 1||29,543|
|Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX||23 : 1||38,742|
|University of North Texas Denton, TX||34 : 1||39,336|
|Trinity University San Antonio, TX||10 : 1||2,606|
|Texas Woman's University Denton, TX||35 : 1||15,886|
|Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX||15 : 1||11,024|
|Texas State University San Marcos, TX||28 : 1||38,187|
|Baylor University Waco, TX||16 : 1||18,033|
|The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX||34 : 1||32,594|
|The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX||45 : 1||48,635|
|Austin College Sherman, TX||13 : 1||1,314|
|University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston, TX||33 : 1||9,082|
|Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX||28 : 1||21,558|
|Texas A & M International University Laredo, TX||37 : 1||8,305|
|The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, TX||25 : 1||29,113|