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Sociology B.S.

Develop Insights into Social Processes that Shape Lives

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Sciences and Humanities puts you on the path to exploring solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. You will gain valuable perspective from a faculty that specializes in areas including family sociology, medical sociology, immigration, religion, race and ethnic relations, and conflict resolution. Prepare to think abstractly, gather research and apply insights, organize and present information, and resolve conflict.

Tap your Potential to Create Change

A Bachelor of Science in Sociology from UHCL provides a solid foundation for entrance into a number of professions, including business, social services, public relations, education, nonprofit organizations, human resources and law. Our faculty members specialize in sociology of the family, immigration, medical sociology, race and ethnic relations, religion, social inequality, complex organizations and nonprofit organizations, and conflict resolution. As an undergraduate sociology student, you can acquire needed insights into the social issues that influence the way people work at all levels in the community and in the operation of organizations and corporations.

To help you further organize your coursework and career focus, you can opt to choose from the following concentrations:

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

So, have we convinced you that University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities is the next step in your pursuit of academic success? Learn what it takes to be admitted to help you reach your educational goals.


Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

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Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2023
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 9
    Returning UHCL Students - January 11
  • Summer 2023
    Priority - May 1
    Final (Summer Session I) - May 24
    Final (Summer Session II) - June 30
  • Fall 2023
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 14
    Returning UHCL Students - August 16

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Sociology B.S. Faculty

Jennifer Arney
Jennifer Arney

Jennifer Arney

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3441
Email: Arney@UHCL.edu
Office: Bayou 2121

Jennifer Arney Faculty Bio

Stephen M. Cherry
Stephen Cherry

Stephen Cherry

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3434
Email: cherry@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.15

Stephen Cherry Faculty Bio

Amy Lucas
Amy Lucas

Amy Lucas

Associate Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3413
Email: Lucas@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.04

Amy Lucas Faculty Bio

Mike McMullen
Michael McMullen

Michael McMullen

Professor of Sociology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3435
Email: McMullen@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2617.13

Michael McMullen Faculty Bio