The study of social science is the study of society and human relationship. It includes topics such as history, psychology, sociology, culture, geography, anthropology, archeology, economics, communications, and political science. The unifying principle is a desire to understand the world we live in from a variety of different perspectives and experiences. Sociology students have an innate curiosity about human behavior, including how societies develop over the course of history and current societal constructs of today. In the sociology program, students explore the furthest reaches of human existence—from ancient civilizations to the depths of outer space—to expand your knowledge and understanding of human behavior.
The Bachelor of Arts with a Social Sciences major at Sul Ross is an interdisciplinary program that provides a well-rounded education to those seeking to expand their worldview. Social sciences involve the study of groundbreaking ideas, critical perspectives, and research methods across academic disciplines and scholarly traditions, from the arts and literature, to history and philosophy, to government and economics, to the natural sciences. A multidisciplinary, social education provides the reading, reasoning, and communication skills to thrive in a broad range of careers. Above all, the Social Sciences program is a gateway to pursue life-long learning.
The social studies certification program is recommended for those students intending to teach social studies subjects in Texas secondary schools. This general certification provides a broad social studies background qualifying one to teach in seven fields rather than only two fields while providing enough electives to permit the development of particular depth in one or two of these fields.
Minor in Sociology
How are societies formed? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Where are we going? If you enjoy thinking about questions related to the origins and evolution of human society, Sociology is the minor for you! The Sociology minor program exists to complement major programs as diverse as geology, computer science, psychology, history, political science, education, kinesiology, and criminal justice.
Alpine Program Coordinator
Dr. Mark Saka