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The Department of Sociology studies people in groups—from friendship networks to communities to entire nations. Sociologists describe the characteristics of social groups and consider explanations for social stability and social change. They promote critical thinking on issues such as social inequality, racial and ethnic conflict, law and justice, and the role of gender and sexuality. The Department’s practicum programs offer undergraduates real-world experiences in conjunction with classroom learning. The Department’s graduate program consistently ranks among the top twenty in the country.

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts; PhD.