Why Major in Sociology?
Sociology is the study of human life within group contexts, varying from small, intimate groups to large, complex organizations and societies. Since group interaction is a part of every individual's life, sociology is considered part of a student's liberal education. Courses in the department of sociology emphasize an understanding of a broad range of subjects: the family, gender roles, work and occupations, deviance, minority groups, population studies and so forth. In addition to these courses, students majoring in sociology receive a rigorous grounding in statistics and social research methodology, including experimental designs, sample survey designs, qualitative procedures stressing participant observation and the application of methods to the study of concrete social problems. Students can also complete an internship in sociology, providing the opportunity to apply sociological perspectives and skills to assist a local organization. Students majoring in sociology are prepared for careers as social researchers or as social practitioners in areas involving industry, government service and the social services, as well as graduate studies in sociology.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Maria A. Monserud, Ph.D.
Office: 489 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
The Department of Sociology offers the Major in Sociology and the Minor in Sociology.
Please note that Sociology Majors and Sociology Minors may elect to complete a concentration in one of three areas offered by the Department of Sociology: 1) Health and Medicine, 2) Workplace Diversity, and 3) Criminology, Law, and Deviance.
To declare the Major in Sociology, the Minor in Sociology, and/or a concentration, contact Mr. Landis Odoms, Undergraduate Studies Advisor, Department of Sociology (email: email@example.com, phone: 713-743-3947, office: Room 467, Philip G. Hoffman Hall).
Starting in Fall 2023, the Department of Sociology also offers two additional minors: 1) Minor in Criminology, Law, and Deviance and and 2) Minor in Population Health.
To declare the Minor in Criminology, Law, and Deviance, contact Mr. Landis Odoms as well.
To declare the Minor in Population Health, students must contact the Population Health Academic Advisor: Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, UHPHMinor@uh.edu. All student advising for this Minor will be offered online via Navigate found in your AccessUH portal.
Undergraduate Studies Advisor
Students may use the EAB Navigate tool on the AccessUH portal to schedule an appointment or walk in.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.