Hill College


Welcome to Sociology!

Sociology is the study of the many ways in which social and cultural forces shape human behavior. It is a very diverse  and wide-ranging field.

  • Certain Sociology courses fulfill the core requirement for a Behavioral Science credit.

  • Sociology courses have NO prerequisites!

  • Any student may take Sociology Courses.

  • Sociology is helpful for many other degree programs!

Students pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in sociology, psychology, social work or related fields should major in Behavioral Science while at Hill College.

Karen Kaiser, PhD

Faculty & Coordinator
Behavioral Science
(817) 760-5888


SOCI 1301

SOCI 1306

SOCI 2301

SOCI 2306

SOCI 2319

SOCI 2326

Sociology Course Offerings

Hill College currently offers the following Sociology courses:

SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology* provides a broad overview of the study of human behavior in society. Several topic areas are covered, including culture, group dynamics, crime, deviance, relationships, family, education, religion, government, demographics and population.

SOCI 1306 Social Problems* is the study of  the causes and consequences of major problems in society, such as crime, poverty, illness, substance abuse, race and gender issues.

SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family* covers such topics as love, dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, gender roles, poverty, wealth, and domestic violence.

SOCI 2306 Human Sexuality (crosslisted with PSYC 2306) presents students with information related to male and female anatomy, pregnancy, birthing, disease, relationship violence, sexual dysfunction, and sex crimes, among many other topics.

SOCI 2319 Minority Studies affords insight into the many types of minority/majority relationships, including race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

SOCI 2326 Social Psychology (crosslisted with PSYC 2319) Offers a study of the ways in which environment shapes personality and behavior. Persuasion and group influence, attraction and intimacy, leadership and helping, and courtroom dynamics, including jury selection and witness identification issues are among the many topics explored in this course.

All sociology courses familiarize students with research methods for studying human behavior and the basic theories that drive social research. Sociology and behavioral science courses teach students to develop evidence-based arguments, evaluate information, and think critically, all while using today's technology. For these and many other reasons, students with a background in the behavioral science are highly valued among many employers.

*Indicates Behavioral Science Core Options.

Behavioral Sciences Degree

The Behavioral Science Degree Plan is designed for students transferring to a four-year university. Completion of the program will lead to an Associates of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work. 

  • Courses Offered in Hill & Johnson County Campuses and Burleson Center, as well as area High Schools through Dual Credit.
  • Hybrid & Distance Learning Courses (Online format)


Students may choose between a Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work Track


60 Credit Hours

Hill College Degree Plans 2014-2015 (Complete Listing)

For more information about degree plans,  please see the Hill College Advising and Student Success Center on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses or the Burleson Center.


Fields of Study


Deviance & Crime

Marriage and Family

Gender and Sexuality


Race and Ethnicity


Inequality Studies


Medical Sociology

Poverty and Wealth

Urban Studies

Work  & Organizations


Social Work


Data Collection

Sales & Marketing

Human Resources

Administrative Support



Data Analysis

Legal Work

Clerical Work

Information Technology

Public Relations


School Districts

State & Local Agencies

CPS & Family Services


Probation/Parole Offices

US Census

US Bureau of Justice

US Bureau of Labor

Colleges & Universities

International Groups

Health & Human Services

Legal Offices

Private Companies

For more information about jobs obtained by students of sociology, see the American Sociological Association's "Facts on Jobs and Careers" website at http://asanet.org/employment/factsoncareers.cfm.