UT Tyler Sociology Division



At The University of Texas at Tyler, the discipline of sociology is housed in the Department of Social Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences.

Sociology may be selected as the undergraduate major for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. In turn, Anthropology and social work courses adjoin sociology and those courses may be included as work toward the undergraduate major in sociology.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Undergraduate Program in Sociology is to teach the appreciation of scientific method as used in sociology to improve our students’ knowledge of behavior, institutions, occupational groups, ethnic groups, and societies. The sociology faculty strives to prepare students to become critical thinkers, and able communicators of sociological principles, as our students enter various professions, and graduate schools. In all walks of life, sociology students are expected to take with them an appreciation for logical and ethical behavior, scientific acquisition of knowledge and an understanding of diverse cultures. Furthermore, the undergraduate sociology program encourages students to become life-long learners as they serve the profession, the university, and humanity.

Learning Outcomes

Sociology students will:


  1. Recall and comprehend important ideas, facts, principles, methods and theories from basic   sociology.

  2. Demonstrate their ability to communicate sociological ideas clearly and coherently.

  3. Demonstrate a basic proficiency in research methodology and statistics using appropriate technology.

  4. Apply critical thinking.


UT Tyler Department of Social Sciences
Division of Sociology

Dr. Davor Jedlicka

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