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Department of Sociology

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Welcome to the Sociology Department!


“Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.” ~C. Wright Mills


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Sociology is the study of human society and human social interaction and our department explores a wide range of issues relevant to our lives—social inequality and social justice, crime and deviance, race and gender relations, dating and intimate relationships, and the impact of the internet on society and interpersonal relationships. We emphasize teaching as the top priority of the department, set high standards for student achievement, involve students in research, provide opportunities for student engagement in multicultural events and encourage civic involvement. 

The 21st century labor market is fast changing, increasingly global and technology-driven. As a sociology major, you will have the tools to critically analyze the world and your place within it. Our dedicated faculty will help you develop skills, such as the ability to conduct research and analyze data, communicate effectively, think critically and gain a global perspective. Recent graduates from our department have gone on to graduate school, careers in community service, corrections, research, higher education and customer service and sales.  

Please explore our site to learn more about the value of a sociology degree, departmental faculty, degree requirements, resources for graduate school, internships and jobs, recent research by faculty and students and alumni information.

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