Sociology

We offer an undergraduate major and minor as well as a graduate certificate that provides students with a strong general knowledge of the field and solid competence in statistics and research methods. With a general focus on social inequality, our faculty have published in diverse areas such as Work and Occupations; Sexuality and the Body; Environmental Sociology; Crime, Deviance, and Law; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Semiotics; Education; Social Demography; and Research Methods. In our spare time, we actively maintain the Montclair SocioBlog.

Our program is affiliated with several interdisciplinary programs at Montclair State including Leadership Development Through Civic Engagement, Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies, LGBTQ, Asian Studies, International Studies, and Family and Child Studies.

Our strong commitment to learning and teaching, our active scholarship, and our proximity to New York City makes our department an excellent setting to pursue the BA degree in Sociology.


Events and Announcements

Ian Callahan selected as the 2014 CHSS Convocation Speaker!

Prof. Yasemin Besen-Cassino interviewed on BBC radio about her research on youth and work

MSU Sociology's First Research Gathering, May 1, 2014

Learn more about our new Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management!

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