The Department of Sociology offers three undergraduate majors and three minors as well as graduate programs at both the master's and doctoral level.
The following undergraduate programs are designed for four-year students and for those transferring from other colleges:
Each program focuses on building solid foundations in the core areas of theory and method. In addition, concentrations are offered in:
Our distinguished faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for outstanding contributions in their respective fields of study. Find out about funding opportunities for graduate students of the university.
The department takes great pride in the strong mentoring relationships that faculty establishes with our graduate students. With small courses and a faculty of 18, we provide ample opportunity for one-on-one intellectual discussion and we strongly encourage active involvement in faculty-student research projects. Opportunities for development of professional research skills are also available in our research center, the Kercher Center for Social Research.
Generous financial aid packages that include both assistantships and fellowships are offered. In addition, funding through several university programs is available to qualified students. The department's endowment supports and facilitates outstanding graduate student scholarship through its dissertation research grants and conference travel grants.
For answers to questions pertaining to advising, please contact the respective sociology undergraduate or graduate advisor.