Sociology is the study of the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate a wide variety of subjects within the realm of social life and consider the contemporary social issues that face our world.

Study the foundations of collective social behavior. The Sociology department offers:



Our students gain invaluable skills, conduct independent research, and go on to “Do Great Work” in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have found employment in media and marketing; business and consulting; law and policy; and education, service and non-profit work.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion.

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Creating Social Change

Sociology major and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies minor Ty Abdul-Karim '18 talks about bringing groups together in order to create social change. His group The Fellaship unites African American males on campus for fostering support and engagement.
Ty Abdul-Karim 18 and friends kneeling on the field with basketballs in their hands

Our faculty

We research, publish and teach on topics as diverse as global social movements, tourism, economics, race and the environment, family and education, media, gender and sexuality, and much more!