Hill College

Sociology and Social Work

Welcome to Sociology and Social Work!

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. Sociology hones students' critical thinking skills while enriching their view of the world around them.

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

  • Sociology courses have NO prerequisites!

  • Any student may take Sociology.

  • Sociology is helpful for many other degree programs!

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

Karen Kaiser, PhD

Department Coordinator and Instructor
Department of Behavioral Science
(817) 760-5888


SOCI 1301

SOCI 1306

SOCI 2301

SOCI 2306

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 2326 Social Psychology (crosslisted with PSYC 2319) Offers a study of the ways in which environment shapes personality and behavior. 

All sociology courses familiarize students with sociological methods for studying human behavior and the basic sociological theories that drive 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.

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. 

  • Program Offered in Hill & Johnson Counties and Centers.
  • Hybrid & Distance Learning Courses (Online format)



(Psychology, Sociology and Social Work)
Associate in Arts
65-67 credit hours

For a complete list of program requirements, please view the catalog online or visit the Hill College Advising and Student Success Center on the Hillsboro or Johnson County Campuses.


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.