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Sociology is the study of society. This includes how it develops, how it is structured, and how it works or does not work so well, since sociology also includes a focus on social problems. Sociologists study social problems to gain a better understanding of them in order to work toward more effective "solutions," or at least "ways forward" that might reduce suffering and increase equity. 

Undergraduate Program

We currently offer both a major and minor in sociology as well as a certificate in Law and Society and a minor in Criminal Justice. 
We also offer the sociology major with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. 

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Graduate Program

The sociology program has offered the MA degree since 1927 and a doctorate degree since 1957. Over the last two decades, the program has graduated an average of five to six masters and two to three PhD students each year. The program is respected and growing in its national reputation.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm |  Agricultural Science Building 

Future Memory: Mapping the Anthropocene conference

A day-long conference addressing the concept of a new geologic age, or Anthropocene, the period during which human activities has been a dominant force on climate and environment. Day includes presentations, panel discussions and a film screening. Agenda at link below. Sponsored by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies USU College of Natural Resources,and Utah Humanities. Free and open to the public

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9 AM | University Commencement

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 9 AM | CHaSS Commencement

Join us in celebrating our 2019 CHaSS graduates! For more information about graduation events and the full  commencement schedule, please visit the commencement page


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