The Department of Sociology stresses diversity and innovation in its approach to research and learning, and seeks to be a center of rigorous, sophisticated, and inspired searches for knowledge of social life. Department faculty members are among the best in the nation in the following areas:
- economy and society;
- ethnomethodology and conversation analysis;
- gender, sexualities, feminist studies;
- global studies;
- sociology of culture;
- social movements;
- political sociology;
- urban sociology;
- religion and society;
- population and environment;
- quantitative and qualitative methods;
- sociological theory
Ph.D. students can add an emphasis in: Black Studies, Demography, Environment & Society, Feminist Studies, Global Studies, Language, Interaction and Social Organization, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and Technology & Society.
Please note: Applications for the M.A./Ph.D. program in Sociology are not being accepted for 2021. The department anticipates accepting applications in fall 2021 for fall 2022 admission.