The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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 19 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. 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.