Skip to main content

Study society, understand humanity 

Your years at SFA promise to enlighten you to a new form of society, the intellectually stimulating atmosphere of a college campus. As you plunge into this exciting environment, it’s only natural to pause and consider the origins and evolution of modern society.

Sociology is the study of human social behavior, including society’s evolution throughout history and current societal construction. Explore issues that turn up in the news each day, like crime, race relations and gender equality. These issues shape our society, and you’ll have the opportunity to research, analyze and discuss them with your professors and fellow students. 

Diverse career options

A sociology degree provides a broad basis from which to explore career prospects. Most sociologists work in research organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies. 

Learn more about careers in sociology.

Globalization and diversification

At SFA, you’ll find students and professors from all around the globe. It’s one way in which your college experience, even while tucked into a close-knit community in the Texas Forest Country, prepares you for an increasingly global society. 

Your sociology coursework will help you gain understanding of diverse cultures and prepare you to work in a world that pleads for unity over division. You’ll gain intellectual as well as emotional understanding about the issues that separate cultures. And you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skill to become a voice of goodwill.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in sociology

A sociology degree enables a career researching, influencing public policy or working in human resources. The degree offers several concentrations that allow you to customize coursework toward your interests and goals while completing work in the field or an internship.

Minor in sociology

Minor in sociology to gain better understanding of world culture, society and identity.

See the Undergraduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Online Master of Arts in teaching college social sciences

You’ve attended lectures on human social behavior and participated in study groups to master the science of how people behave, think and feel. Now, it’s time for you to share your knowledge and expertise to shape the minds of future generations. 

SFA is here to help. 

We recognize the need for trailblazing psychology and/or sociology educators, and we’ve responded by offering our unique Master of Arts in teaching college social sciences. Our program is dedicated to advancing the study of psychology and sociology by guiding graduate students to teach the disciplines to college and dual-credit high school students effectively.

The best part: you can finish this flexible, completely online program wherever you’re most comfortable. 

Preparing social science educators of tomorrow

Our MA in teaching college social sciences program is meticulously designed to prepare students to teach both psychology and sociology undergraduate courses that are commonly offered at the university, community college and dual-credit levels. By completing the program, you will improve your marketability in higher education, have more credentials and increase your yearly income. 

Instead of a thesis, you will engage in a capstone teaching seminar course to help develop innovative and effective teaching skills based on scholarship of teaching and learning research. 

Excellence: Certified

This innovative, two- to- three-year, 36-hour program comprises two stackable online graduate certificates in teaching college psychology and teaching college sociology. Both certificates require a minimum of 18 graduate semester credit hours. 

Individuals who already have a graduate degree may complete the requirements for only one certificate but would not earn the master’s degree, which requires a minimum of 36 graduate semester credit hours.


Prospective students holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale are encouraged to apply.


MA in Teaching College Social Sciences


Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology

Dugas Liberal Arts North 
Room 335

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13047, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962