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Knowledge to address the most challenging issues of our time

Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. Since human behavior is shaped by social factors, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious cults; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from the sociology of work to the sociology of sports. Indeed, few fields have such a broad scope to address the most challenging issues of our time as Sociology. Learn more: ‘Why Sociology?’


Sociology students embark on a variety of career paths such as teaching, social work, research, administration and so on, reflecting a growing appreciation of sociology’s contributions to interdisciplinary analysis and action.

Careers in Sociology

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Our Faculty

The Department of Sociology has a roster of full-time and affiliated faculty members from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. Our department has scholars in the areas including: applied sociology, culture and popular culture, demography, development, gender, labor, immigration, mass media, religion, race and ethnicity, social psychology, social psychology of education, urban sociology, text analysis, theory, youth.

Meet our Faculty

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Dickson Hall 304