Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department, campus, community, and society. We are committed to equitable hiring and retention practices, an inclusive and supportive departmental climate, and on-going conversations about the challenges faced by our society and the value of equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition, we hope to equip our graduate and undergraduate students with the language, knowledge, and tools necessary to engage with others on these important issues. To learn more, please follow the link below and contact us!
Support Sociology students
With gifts from people like you, meritorious Sociology students who face financial burdens to funding their education are awarded scholarships to help them through their academic journey.
Master of Statistics in Sociology
Apply statistical methods to sociological and social problems and gain broad knowledge in statistics and probability theory.
Ph.D. in Sociology
Train in social theory, research methods, statistical analysis, instructional pedagogy and research ethics to gain the skills needed to pursue a range of academic and applied careers.
In addition, work closely with faculty members to pursue specialized training in one or more of three program areas: Population & Health, Development & Environment and Political & Cultural Sociology.
million in grants awarded during 2017-2018
ratio of currently enrolled students to faculty
sociology program in Utah
#25 in the nation
publications by faculty from 2016-2019
Recruiting Doctoral Student in Sociology at the University of Utah (Fall 2024)
We are seeking to recruit one doctoral student in sociology to work on a collaborative NIH NIA R01 research grant entitled: Area-level Socio-economic Conditions and Individual-level Health and Mortality: Exploring Place-Based Mechanisms and Individual-level Psychosocial Processes. The student will work under the direction of Dr. Sara Grineski in Sociology at the University of Utah, alongside a research team that includes Dr. David Curtis, Dr. Dennis Wei and Dr. Yue Zhang (all at University of Utah), Dr. Ming Wen at Hong King University, and other RAs and post-docs at both institutions. They will also be an affiliate with the Center for Natural and Technological Hazards at the University of Utah.
1U4U IRB Approved Project Climb- Dealine is now Sept 10, 2023
A 1U4U initiative funded project "Testing of an indoor climbing program to promote physical, mental, and social well-being for college students." We are recruiting participants for this study. The research team consists of the investigators below and ten research assistants. We would like to promote the health and well-being of college students through this and future studies. Akiko Kamimura, PhD & Max Coleman, PhD - Sociology Jeff Rose, PhD - Park, Recreation & Tourism Kathy Francheck-Roa, MD - Pediatrics Tim Brusseau, PhD - Health & Kinesiology Xiaoming Sheng, PhD - Nursing
Sociology Fundraiser 2023
Sociology & U Benefit Performance Art on Race, Class, and Gender at Salt Lake Acting Company September 8, 2023 6pm