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Welcome to the Sociology Program!

What is Sociology?

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.
The program features undergraduate and graduate degrees, exciting research opportunities, and dedicated faculty with diverse interests and areas of expertise.
What can you do with a Sociology degree?
Sociology prepares you to pursue a variety of career paths. Sociology majors can go on to careers such as:

  • business managers
  • social workers
  • medical administrators
  • medical social workers
  • researchers
  • religious leaders
  • insurance agents
  • politicians
  • realtors
  • teachers 
  • attorneys
  • university professors
You can also work in social service agencies, public and private schools, in non-profit organizations, in nursing homes, in municipal, state or federal government, and many other organizations.


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