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In The News | More Updates in SociologyCurtiss Engstrom and Ningyuan Ma, undergraduate students in the Sociology Department's Concentration in Analysis and Research (CAR), had valuable internships this past summer which allowed them to apply knowledge and skills gained from CAR courses in research settings. Curtis was a fellow at the highly competitive University of Michigan-University of Maryland-Westat Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM). Ningyuan was one of seven research interns at NORC in Chicago. Read more...
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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.