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Take a Sociology Course this Summer! Lighten your load: stay on track to graduate OR open space for other courses in the fall or spring. Choose from seven courses, classroom and online, taught by some of our very best instructors.
  • Soc 131: Criminal Justice in America (Kendra Nervik)
  • Soc 134: Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities (Jittiang Kaan)
  • Soc 138: Sociology of Gender (Nona Gronert)
  • Soc 211: The Sociological Enterprise (Frankie Frank)
  • Soc 357: Methods of Sociological Inquiry, (Jane Piliavin)
  • Soc 360: Stats for Sociologists I, (Morgan Matthews, online)
  • Soc 647: Sociology of Sport, (Jane Piliavin, online)
Talk to your instructor or contact Sociology Advisor Ellen Jacobson with questions. Learn more about these courses...
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We are proud to be consistently ranked as a top Sociology department in the country, excelling in a wide variety of intellectual pursuits. Our department is a well-knit community of faculty, staff, and students.

Under our umbrella, we pursue research that is leading many sociological subfields in new and different directions. We emphasize teaching and public service as well as research. Indeed, we draw no hard boundaries between our research, teaching, and service missions. We value and promote methodological, social, and cultural diversity.

Our graduate program, which is combined with the department of Community and Environmental Sociology, trains students to do rigorous research and to be the next generation of exceptional social scientists, whether in academia, government, the non-profit sector, or private industry.

Our undergraduate program teaches students to think analytically about our society, its structure, and its organization. According to a recent survey, our undergraduates overwhelming attribute professional and occupational success to their experiences as sociology students. By virtue of their sociological training and learning, students find they have a broad array of post-graduate opportunities.