Sociology

Are you a “people watcher?” Do issues like male/female differences or racial discrimination or poverty fascinate you? Do you care deeply about injustice? Then you should major in sociology. Sociology is also the right major for you if you love both science and the humanities. You will get rigorous training on how to scientifically research social life, and you’ll also delve into the major theoretical traditions of social theory. A sociology degree is an excellent foundation for medical school, law school, or seminary.

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McKenzie Decker

Student

Arriving at UMHB as a freshman, I was completely blown away. Campus life is so vibrant. I can’t even put into words how much I have grown in faith and as a human being since I got to UMHB. I completely and relentlessly love the Cru!

McKenzie Decker

Student

Why should I choose Sociology?

Sociology is an unusually versatile degree that can lead to a wide assortment of careers.

What are some courses I will take?

  • Marriage and Family
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Social Class and Poverty
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of Health
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Community. Character. Camp.

Audrey Rader works – and plays – at Camp Cho-Yeh summer camp in Livingston, Texas. This 2010 sociology graduate spends a year with college graduates helping prepare them to be leaders. “My main objectives for my interns is to help them cultivate faith, nurture community, and forge character,” Audrey said. She uses what she learned in her UMHB sociology, religion, and outdoor recreation classes as the foundations in her daily work as she leads her staff, teaches the Gospel, and works outdoors. “It is neat to see how God was equipping me at UMHB for what was in my future, even when I had no idea.”

What are some career options?

With a degree in Sociology, your future is open to many job opportunities:

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Survey Analyst/Pollster
  • Social and Community Services
  • Human Resources
  • Urban Planning
  • Higher Education Student Services

Who is hiring UMHB students?

UMHB Sociology students have found success in many different places:

  • Texas Health & Human Services
  • Waco VA Regional Office
  • Carlton-Bates Company (industrial component distribution)

What graduate studies can be pursued with a sociology degree?

  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Social Work
  • Seminary
  • Counseling

Why study sociology at UMHB?

Each sociology student graduates with technical skills in data collection and analysis, which are highly valued in our world of “big data.” During their studies at UMHB, students conduct their own research and have opportunities to present their findings at a conference.

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Page last updated October 09, 2018