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Dear Sociology Community; 

Please know that during this time of uncertainty, that we are here to help ensure your studies continue as smoothly as they can, despite the challenges that the coronavirus situation is bringing. While we cannot meet face to face, we are simply an email, phone call, or e-meeting away from each other.  

If you are wanting to talk with the Sociology Advisor, Reid Youmans, about classes you need to take to fulfill Major/Minor/University requirements, scheduling for Summer and Fall 2021, or other related class concerns, please email Reid at: 

If you are wanting to talk with our Sociology Peer Advisor, Stephanie Tuckett, about classes she’d recommend you take (i.e. get a student’s take on our classes!), please email Stephanie at

And if you are wanting to talk about anything related to the Sociology Undergraduate Program, please email me at: 

As budding sociologists, you know that community is core to our discipline. Please know that your community of Sociology faculty and staff is here to help in whatever ways we can. Do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

In the meantime, please keep healthy and be safe. 

Peggy Petrzelka 

Sociology Program Director 


More information on how USU is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic 


Four-year Sociology Degree & Criminal Justice Emphasis Available Entirely Online

USU Sociology is happy to announce that Utah State students will now be able to obtain a four-year sociology degree entirely online, if they choose.

In addition to the standard 4-year sociology degree, the Criminal Justice emphasis is also available online. 

Sociology Online Degree Sheet

Criminal Justice Emphasis Online Degree Sheet


Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program provides students with the opportunity to specialize in four topic areas: Crime & Deviance; Social Inequality; People, Place & Change, and Social Health and Well-Being. With a faculty that invests in both teaching and research, we provide students with a supportive, intellectual environment, as well unique research opportunities that allow them to work with mentors on all aspects of research, from data collection, to analysis, to publishing their findings in academic journals.

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Graduate Program

Our graduate program provides rigorous training in Demography, Environment and Community, or Social Inequality, and our students have the unique opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary, state-wide, and nation-wide research studies. Recent graduates have accepted tenure-track positions at colleges and universities around the country, while others have secured work at government agencies, such as the Utah Department of Health, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, the Census Bureau, among others.  

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