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Sociology
Sociology

Major & Minor

Every day, we make sense of our world by formulating simple theories about why people do the things they do, about the forces that hold our society together, and about its major problems.  As a sociology student at Austin College, you will examine the human condition from the standpoint of sociological research and engage in issues facing the world today by asking classic sociological questions such as: 

  • How do race, class, and gender relate to each other?  
  • What is capitalism?  
  • Why is there so much inequality in the United States?  
  • What can be done to respond to social crises? 

Student Research

Investigating Healthcare Accessibility Among H-2A AND H-2B Temporary Labor Migrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Investigating Healthcare Accessibility Among H-2A AND H-2B Temporary Labor Migrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Caroline Glaister ‘21

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Hidden Heartbeat of the Pro-Life Movement Post-Roe

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Hidden Heartbeat of the Pro-Life Movement Post-Roe

Charlotte Evelyn ’24 

First-Generation Students in Higher Education Institutions: Intersectionality and its Role in Understanding Students’ Needs

First-Generation Students in Higher Education Institutions: Intersectionality and its Role in Understanding Students’ Needs

Cassandra Silva Salas ’23 

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

Your four-year academic experience

in sociology will strengthen and refine your skills in communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to: 

  • recognize seemingly private problems as complex public issues using data and sound evidence; 
  • apply social theories to explain historical events and current social problems; 
  • engage with diverse communities around issues of common concern; and 
  • communicate ideas effectively through strong writing and public speaking. 

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what our graduates are doing today. 

Meet our Faculty

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