Sociology


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.

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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

Alumna Receives Prestigious Sociology Minority Fellowship

Alumna Receives Prestigious Sociology Minority Fellowship

Undergraduate student Julia Arroyo (’12) was recently awarded a prestigious American Sociological Association (ASA) Minority Fellowship Cohort 43 for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida (UF). Previously, Arroyo worked as a research assistant at the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at BGSU. Read More

Faculty, Students Attend #ASC2016 Annual Meeting

Faculty, Students Attend #ASC2016 Annual Meeting

Seven graduate students and three faculty members present research posters and papers at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual meeting, "The Many Colors of Crime & Justice," in New Orleans, LA, November 16-19.
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Manning Elected President of Population Association of America

Manning Elected President of Population Association of America

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