University of Houston, Sociology Department

The UH Department of Sociology ( has a research-focused, highly active faculty. The Department offers undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.) and an M.A. in Sociology, with approximately 230 majors and 220 minors in the undergraduate program and approximately 25 students in the graduate program. Undergraduate and graduate students receive a strong foundation in sociological theory, research methods, and both qualitative and quantitative methods. 

University of Houston is a Tier 1, Carnegie designated research intensive institution and its student body reflects the racial, ethnic, and international diversity of the Houston metropolitan area. Located in the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is home to one of the largest medical centers in the world, numerous global energy corporations, and a vibrant arts community, all of which provide exciting research opportunities. UH has 15 colleges including four health professional schools. In Fall 2020, the University of Houston welcomed the first incoming class to its medical school, which focuses on primary care and underserved populations. 
The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in the STEM fields. 
The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. 
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   


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