One of the social and behavioral sciences disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the sociology program offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and a range of courses, from deviant behavior to sociology of sport. It is designed to strengthen a student's knowledge about human social structure and activity. By living in a city that offers a rich social laboratory, students gain real-life experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and developing skills in sociological observation and analysis.

Visit the Department of Sociology website for additional information.

University Professor A. Etzioni

Professors R.J. Cottrol, P.H.M. Lengermann (Research), G.D. Squires (Chair), S.A. Tuch, R. Weitzer, R. Whitaker

Associate Professors C. Deitch, D.S. Eglitis, I. Ken

Assistant Professors F. Buntman, H. Ishizawa, A. Jones, M. Kelso, D. Martinez, E. Morrison, V. Rankin (Research)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office