Our department offers two majors: sociology or criminology. Within the sociology major, you can specialize in Africana studies, American Indian studies, social inequality, research methods, or women's and gender studies. We also offer eight minors so that any student can broaden their perspective and explore society in a new way. Our graduates find that looking at the world in a new way equips them to succeed in further study and diverse workplaces in fields like health care, social services, government, and more.
Our M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology have optional concentrations in Africana studies, women's and gender studies, giving you the opportunity to pursue the issues that mean the most to you. Our graduate students work with a large, interdisciplinary faculty who have expertise in sociology, anthropology, ethnic studies, English, history, foreign languages, and African Diaspora studies. We emphasize research and help students make the most of their time by encouraging experiential learning through our centers and interdisciplinary courses of study.