The UT Dallas Sociology Program offers courses in public health and society, epidemiology, and global health, as well as mental health and illness, and the aging society. Because our BA degree plan includes 26 hours of free electives, in addition to six hours of required science coursework, our pre-health students are able to successfully complete required courses in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, while also earning a bachelors in sociology. Our graduates have been accepted into some of the nation's top medical schools and health science programs.
The internet is of interest for sociologists in three views at least: as a tool for research, for example by using online questionnaires instead of paper ones, as a discussion platform (see 'External links' section below), and as a research topic. Sociology of the internet in the last sense includes analysis of online communities (. as found in newsgroups) and virtual communities, organisational change catalysed through new media like the internet as well as societal change at-large in the transformation from industrial to informational society (or to information society).