Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies

The Sociology program is committed to critical analysis of societies, with particular emphasis on inequalities, injustices and processes of social change. Our primary mission is to provide students with the theoretical and methodological skills needed to better understand, critique, and contribute to the worlds in which they live.

The sociology major prepares students for a broad range of career paths, including employment in community-based organizations, local governments, human service agencies and research settings. The major also provides students with a foundation to successfully pursue graduate work in multiple areas, including sociology, social work, public health, public administration, counseling, law, sexuality studies and other fields.