Welcome to the Sociology department...

...a vibrant community of students and faculty who are at the forefront of the discipline. Sociologists study the world around us to uncover how society works. Our dedicated, highly qualified faculty engage with students in and outside of the classroom. Students learn how to do sociology not only through their formal coursework but also by working alongside faculty on cutting-edge sociological research. These opportunities provide our students with the specialized skills needed to successfully compete in today’s labor market.


What can you do with a Sociology Degree?

What can you do with a Sociology Degree?

A sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for a variety careers in many diverse fields. Read More

News and Stories

Manning Elected President of PAA

Manning Elected President of PAA

Distinguished Professor of Sociology Wendy Manning has been elected to serve as President of the Population Association of America (PAA). Her term as President Elect commences on January 1, 2017, and she will be President in 2018.  Read More


Ph.D. Student Earns Distinguished Thesis Award

Marshal Fettro, Ph.D. candidate, Sociology, received the 2017 BGSU Distinguished Thesis Award for "Spousal Problems and Family-to-Work Conflict: Mediating Effects of Time, Relationship, and Financial Strain." Kei Nomaguchi served as chair of his committee with I-Fen Lin and Wendy Manning serving as members of his committee.


Department of Sociology Inducts New Members

The BGSU chapter of the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) honorary society will induct eight new members this spring, our largest incoming cohort ever. Michele Lee Kozimor-King, Ph.D., and president of AKD, will deliver the address during this year’s induction ceremony. The purpose of AKD is to acknowledge excellence in teaching, research, and study of sociology. AKD recognizes the importance of sociology for the betterment of society. READ MORE