Sociology Program Overview
Our online Bachelor of Arts in Sociology program was designed for students who have a strong interest in social studies and social justice and who are concerned about inequality among diverse populations.
This program explores human interactions within group settings, the diversity of cultures and societies on an international scale, and factors that influence social behavior in various subgroups of society. In addition, it examines how social and political identities impact the way some subgroups are viewed or treated by society as a whole. You’ll review the leading theories on human interaction and hone critical thinking, communication, and research skills that can benefit you in many professional settings.
This convenient, fully online program enables you to complete coursework on your own schedule from any location. Once you successfully finish your studies, you’ll receive the same valued degree that’s awarded to all online and campus-based students from the program.
Potential Career Paths for BA in Sociology Graduates
A BA in sociology from The University of Texas Permian Basin can prove valuable in a variety of careers, including:
- Teaching Assistant
- Human Resources Professional
- Social Researcher
- Social Worker
- Public Administrator
- Nonprofit Specialist
- Guidance Counselor
- Management Consultant
There are 42 hours required for general education. Please refer to the catalog for specific course choices to fill the requirements.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology online requires a minimum of 34 hours of sociology core courses. The following courses are required of all majors (16 hours):
For the 34 hours required in Sociology, the student must complete 18 hours of approved elective SOCI courses. It is recommended that SOCI 3327 be completed as soon as possible. The maximum number of sociology credits allowed is 47. Credits beyond this maximum will not count toward the 120 credit hours necessary to graduate.
In order to prevent delays in processing applications, UT Permian Basin is temporarily modifying the freshman admission process by moving to a test-optional policy for Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021. See the Test-Optional Policy section below for additional details.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
- GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Dual-credit high school courses must be included
- Completed application
Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements
If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
- Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
- SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
- Completed application
Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:
UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762
Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission
|High School Graduation Class Rank||SAT||ACT|
|Top 25%||No minimum score||No minimum score|
The application fee is $40.
If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.
Students will be reviewed on a holistic basis focusing on the strength of the high school record, overall grade point average, grades within the core subjects, dual credit work, and additional information (resume and/or extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and work experience provided with the ApplyTexas application). We also recognize the value of standardized tests as a piece of the review process and will consider scores alongside the other required application credentials, if provided.