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Sociology Program

The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Sociology. We also offer graduate work leading to the M.A. and Ph.D in Sociology.

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. The subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the giant corporation, from organized crime to religious cults, from the differences of race, gender and social class to the shared experiences of a common culture, and from the sociology of work to the sociology of play. Sociologists seek to understand people by studying the societies and groups in which they live. Sociologists are interested in the impact that the social environment has on our behavior from infancy to old age.

Sociology is a dynamic, ever changing and exciting discipline with opportunities for a variety of career pathways. A major in sociology will prepare you for the job market as well as for further study leading to graduate and professional degrees.

TWU doctoral student chairs a committee of a section of American Sociological Association

Amanda Laurent Simpson poses for headshot in front of brick wall Laurent-Simpson, now a sociology doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University scheduled to graduate in May, will continue to meld the two disciplines and shape how they are studied as the new chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee of the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association. Lucas resident Laurent-Simpson is the first TWU student to chair the committee.

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Sociology Alumni Newsletter 2016 (pdf)

Sociology Doctoral student named editor of national newsletter

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Valarie Bell, a Texas Woman’s University sociology doctoral student, has been named the editor of In Critical Solidarity the American Sociological Association's Labor and Labor Movements Section’s newsletter.
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