What is Sociology?
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.
- Dr. Jennifer Givens, Assistant Professor of Sociology
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.
Beginning Fall 2017, we will be offering the Sociology major with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.
The Sociology Program has offered the MS degree since 1927 and a doctorate degree since 1957. Over the last two decades, the program has graduated an average of five to six MS and two to three PhD students each year. The program is respected and growing in its national reputation.