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


Guzzo Receives 2017 Olscamp Research Award

Congratulations to CFDR Associate Director and Associate Professor Karen Guzzo! Winner of the 2017 Olscamp Research Award. This prestigious annual award is presented to a faculty member for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments. Guzzo was honored at the Faculty Excellence Awards on April 13. READ MORE


Graduate Students Honored

Three sociology graduate students were recognized by the BGSU Graduate College for their excellence in teaching and research.

  • Jennifer Copp, PhD '14, Distinguished Dissertation Award (Peggy Giordano, chair). Copp is now an Assistant Professor at Florida State University.
  • Marshal Fettro, PhD candidate, Distinguished Thesis Award (Kei Nomaguchi, chair)
  • Barbara F. Prince, PhD candidate, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (Kara Joyner, chair)

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