Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to international markets; from organized crime to religious traditions; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs within societal cultures.

Our department prides itself in offering students the opportunity to study and work with professors who are master teachers and who are also scholars involved in fascinating research.

To study with our faculty—whether in the classroom, as part of a faculty/student research project, or by conducting independent research—means that you will be exposed to a wide variety of topics that range from globalization to the environment, from deviance to the family, from race, gender and immigration to health, education, media, spatial inequality and beyond.