Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

You are a critical thinker who analyzes the world we live in. You see the challenges facing society and want to be a force for change. Most of all, you know what it takes to be a leader and are ready to make a difference in your community.

A career in Sociology is the right fit — and there is no better place to earn your degree than the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will allow you to conduct research and analyze data, gain a global perspective, and prepare you for a career that impacts your community. You’ll also
gain skills employers want: critical thinking, research skills, data analysis, problem solving, oral and written communication skills and a thorough understanding of how to solve problems in a complex, ever-changing world.

Andrew Latour“The connections that I have made with faculty and staff are the biggest takeaway from my experience here; it has been such a blessing to have so many knowledgeable people on my team.”

– Andrew Latour, current master’s student

The undergraduate Sociology program at UTSA offers a methodologically rigorous program of study that prepares students for Graduate Level placement as well as employment in diverse private sector, non-profit, and government settings.

All Sociology majors take a core of common requirements in research methods and sociological theory as well as choosing from a diverse set of sociology electives in areas that may include Latino/a Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Border Studies and Immigration, Medical Sociology, and Health Disparities.

Sociology electives cover a broad range of topics and student interests intended to introduce students to the dynamics of social life. Courses may explore social institutions, cultural dynamics, and processes of social interaction. Of particular interest are courses that reflect or departmental areas of concentration in studies of social inequality, the Latino/a experience, health care inequalities, and the role of religion and culture in shaping human societies.

A list of current course offerings and course descriptions is available in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

Students can find current and previous course syllabi by visiting the UTSA Bluebook page and searching the course subject “sociology.”


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Department of Sociology

Phone: 210-458-4620
Location: MS 4.02.66
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644