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The Sociology department is one of the most productive departments in the country for generating new scholarly investigations in population and health, development and environment, and political and cultural sociology. We are now ranked 2nd in the discipline in the country for the number of article publications in reputable scientific journals per faculty member.

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!

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give to students studying sociology

With the help of alumni, donors and friends of Sociology, we provide scholarships to reward meritorious students and assist those who face financial burdens in funding their education.



Undergraduate Programs


Study human behavior and how it shapes and is shaped by larger cultural and social contexts.

Degree options: major or minor

EXPLORE sociology


Examine issues such as race and criminal justice, police brutality, sexual assault, terrorism and more.

Degree options: major or certificate

EXPLORE Criminology

Graduate Programs

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.




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Air Quality Sensor and Asthma Study

Air Quality Sensor and Asthma Study

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Seeking new Doctoral Student in Sociology for Research Assistant Opportunity at the University of Utah, to begin Fall 2021

Seeking new Doctoral Student in Sociology for Research Assistant Opportunity at the University of Utah, to begin Fall 2021

We are seeking to hire one doctoral student in sociology as a research assistant on a collaborative NSF research grant entitled: Collaborative Research: Effects of mentoring relationship heterogeneity on student outcomes among NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program participants.

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"The Conversation" talks about Assistant Professor of Sociology, Marcel Paret's Article Explaining South African Election Results

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Last Updated: 2/8/22