Department of Sociology:
Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Explore sociology firsthand
There are many opportunities for firsthand learning in the sociology major:
Employment and Graduate Study Outcomes
Ninety-one percent of those who participated in the alumni survey indicated receiving job offers or an acceptance to graduate school within six months of graduation. Examples of recent graduate schools sociology graduates have attended include the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina. Learn more.
Work with experts. The sociology department's small class size and many opportunities for independent research ensure that students receive one-on-one attention and develop strong working relationships with faculty. Areas of expertise include political sociology, race and ethnicity, cultural anthropology, juvenile interventions, comparative historical sociology, service learning, dating patterns, medical anthropology, community development, gender, medical sociology, environmental sociology, religion, and food and culture. Meet our faculty.
Crowdfunding for Summer Scholars
This year, we are crowdfunding to help support Summer Scholars. Our hope is to grow the program and provide student researchers with additional support for their projects. Find out more here.
A lecture by Dr. E. Patrick Johnson: Are We Not Family? Sexuality, Citizenship, and Politics in the New Black South
In this keynote address, Johnson will provide some historical context for why homosexuality is taboo in black communities in the South and sometimes considered as outside the black “family.”
Date | Time:
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Location: Logan Gallery, Bank Building
This dramatic reading is based on the oral histories collected in Johnson's groundbreaking books, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South--An Oral History and Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History.
Date | Time:
Thursday, October 03, 2019