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Sociology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


Sociology majors at the University of Houston must complete core courses in sociological theory, social statistics, and research methods. Alongside core courses, sociology electives emphasize an understanding of a broad range of subjects including family, gender, healthcare, poverty, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and social psychology.

The study of sociology provides students with the tools to understand social problems and to create research and data-driven policies for alleviating these problems. In sociological theory, students will learn about sociological theories and concepts that will help them to think analytically and critically about the social world. In social statistics, they will learn to apply statistical techniques and to interpret statistical results. In research methods, they will gain hands-on experience developing and conducting a research study. In many of the writing-intensive electives in sociology, students will develop their problem solving and communication skills. All of these skills are invaluable in today’s technical and data-driven work environment. The sociology major thus prepares students for graduate studies in the social sciences, as well as fields such as social work, education, and public health. It also prepares them for an array of jobs in the non-profit, for-profit, and government sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • Introduction to Social Statistics
  • Introduction to Sociological Research

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • The application.
  • The $75 Application Fee ($90 for international applicants).
  • Send your test scores.
  • Send your high school transcript.
  • Official Academic Credentials.
  • Official Test Scores.
  • Letter of Financial Backing Form
  • Bank Statement.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • International Address Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    866 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 866 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    351 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 351 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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