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The Department of Sociology


The Department of Sociology provides students with a solid foundation in sociological theory and research that enables them to think analytically, communicate clearly, question critically, and engage actively and productively with society.

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Our versatile undergraduate major introduces students to social issues and processes in a variety of domains, including deviance, criminology, and the law; globalization and politics; population and health; and diversity and inequality.

We offer diverse signature undergraduate experiences such as internships, community engagement learning opportunities, and mentored research activities. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement, and a global outlook, we aim to develop first-rate scholarship and offer high quality education that addresses the myriad social, political, and economic challenges of the contemporary world.

The department is now ranked 3rd in the discipline in the country for the number of article publications in reputable scientific journals per faculty member and is one of the most productive departments in the country for generating new scholarly investigations in population and health research and global comparative studies. We are proud to house many nationally and internationally renowned researchers and award-winning teachers and mentors.



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Phone: (801) 581-6153
Address: BEH S 326
Advising Hours: By appointment
See the Department of Sociology/ Undergraduate/Advising page for further detail.

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You continue to play an important role in our students’ success.

Our department raises funds for Department of Sociology scholarships so that we can reward our meritorious students and assist those who face great financial burdens in funding their education.

We would like to thank everyone who has made a donation to our Department over the past years.

Please consider making a donation to our Department—any amount helps, no matter how small.

Last Updated: 2/22/18