Department Chair: Robert Gay

Sociology is the study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

Because sociology addresses the most pressing issues of our time, it is a field whose potential is increasingly tapped by those who create programs and craft policies.

Sociologists investigate the structure of societies, organizations and groups and the ways people act and interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the family to social movements and revolutions, from the divisions based on race, gender and social class to the underlying and shared beliefs of a common culture. In fact, few fields have such broad scope and relevance for research, theory and the application of knowledge.

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Sociology Faculty Publications

Sociology Honors Papers