Sociology Program Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Welcome to the Sociology Program

"The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden." -- Pierre Bourdieu


About the Program

The Sociology Program at UTRGV consists of 18 full-time faculty members. It offers a B.A. and M.S in sociology as well as a popular undergraduate minor. It is also home to a new, interdisciplinary Disaster Studies M.A. program that launches in the fall of 2016. Sociology faculty conduct research and publish on a range of topics, including race and ethnicity, immigration, environmental sociology, religion, gender, family, health, demography, and social psychology. The program also supports a Sociology Club and a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. We invite you to learn more about our academic programs and our faculty and students.