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Undergraduate Program
Sociology is the science that studies the social relations of people. Knowledge acquired thorugh a variety of research techniques helps explain the social behavior of people and predict what they will do in certain situations. You can get an idea about the range of subject matter we study by our courses: "Marriage and the Family," "Criminology," "Race and Ethnic Relations," "Social Psychology," "Death and Dying", "Sociology of Religion," and "Race, Class, and Gender," to name a few.

A background in sociology provides a variety of vocational choices:
  • Teaching opportunities from high school to graduate school attract many students to academic sociology.
  • Sociological research skills are in demand by government agencies, corporations and private consulting firms.
  • Studies in sociology provide a useful base of knowledge for any occupation that requires an understanding of social relations. Undergraduate majors find employment in the helping professions, medicine, dentistry, ministry, religious education, law, business, counseling, criminal justice and others.
Some opportunities for sociology students will require a graduate education. Students of the Baylor sociology program are regularly accepted into outstanding sociology graduate programs throughout the country. Further, our department now offers two distinct Ph.D. programs, applied sociology and the sociology of religion. Visit Graduate Studies for more information.