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Research for Good

Sociological research is as diverse as the people engaged in it. Our faculty and students leverage theory-driven approaches in health, criminology, law, economic sociology, migration, urban dynamics, and more.

Research Areas
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Your Major, Your Path

Sociology is for the curious and thoughtful – students who want to better understand and make an impact in society. Our flexible major allows students to pursue their interests and find a path where they can thrive.

Undergraduate Major
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Our Graduate Program

Graduate students are central to the dynamism of our department. Working alongside caring faculty, they conduct research, evaluate social theories, and develop transferable teaching and research skills that support their success.

Program Overview
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We are Here for You

We are committed to supporting the needs of our students, faculty and staff throughout their time here. Whether you’re interested in scholarship support or in need of writing help, we’re here for you.

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Our Alumni Go Places

Sociology alumni go on to a wide variety of high-impact fields, including government, healthcare, environmental advocacy, data science, education and more. Their societal contributions often garner local and national attention.

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Welcome to the Department of Sociology

We are a vibrant and welcoming community of scholars, committed to advancing our collective understanding of people and society. Our faculty and students drive critical inquiry on broad topics, from immigration to demography to social and political movements. With collaborations across campus and beyond, we apply and translate our research where it can do the most good – in our communities.

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