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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 faculty that specialize in areas including family sociology, medical sociology, immigration, religion, race and ethnic relations, and conflict resolution. 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. 

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UHCL's Sociology Program prepared me academically for my future career and also provided the necessary tools to demystify the pathways to employment within the field. The instructors within the program are equally sensitive and generous as they are challenging, making my experience with the class material effective and deeply gratifying.

Carlo Mazziotta, Current Sociology student

Learn at Your Convenience

Those transferring in core and FOS complete, typically only have 60 hours remaining to complete at the junior- and senior-level for the B.S. in Sociology. The B.S. can be completed in as little as 2 years by taking 10 online courses per year (20 online courses total), across the fall, spring and summer semesters.

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Transfer Credit

For the UHCL Online program, students typically complete the Texas Core Curriculum, and the Sociology Field of Study (FOS) at their local community college.  

This 'completer' program combines the freshman and sophomore level courses, earned elsewhere, with the junior and senior level courses required to obtain the degree. Follow the Transfer Guide below to ensure you successfully complete the lower level courses, and are prepared to transition into the junior- and senior-level courses that are conveniently offered online through UHCL.

All junior- and senior-level (3000 and 4000 level) courses are conveniently offered online.

Transfer Guide (PDF)

Invest a Little For a Big Return

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL. 

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*Students receive a tuition and fee break by taking more courses per semester. Use the tuition calculator to compare how tuition and fees vary the more courses you take per semester. The calculated tuition and fee total is an estimate and may be subject to change. Excludes special fees that do not affect all students.

Gain Real-World Knowledge

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.

Complete junior- and senior-level classes to 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 through UHCL Online.

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

Increase Your Professional Value

Career opportunities for sociology majors are limitless. Sociologists are employed by non-profits, research institutes, local, state, and federal government agencies, private businesses, law firms, international agencies, medical centers, educational institutions, and beyond. An undergraduate degree in sociology also provides great preparation not only for graduate study in sociology, but also for going on to law school, medical school, business school, and for graduate degree programs in social work, education, public policy, public health, and international affairs.




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