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Sociology

BGSU Sociology...A Top 20 Doctoral Program
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.
  • The Sociology Major
    Our undergraduate majors interact with faculty who have garnered national reputations in the field. Sociology students often pursue research with faculty or complete internships that can lead to employment after graduation. The department has an active Undergraduate Sociology Student Association that provides students with opportunities to explore sociology beyond the classroom.
  • Careers in Sociology
    What can I accomplish with a Sociology BA degree? Just about anything! Check out these resources.
  • Graduate Degrees (PhD and MA) in Sociology. Our nationally ranked doctoral program offers specializations in criminology, demography, family studies, and social psychology. We also offer a rigorous terminal master's degree in applied demography. Students receive training in both research and teaching. Our successful track record placing PhD and MA students in both academic and non-academic jobs spans decades.
*Our doctoral program was recently ranked among the top 20 in the nation for productivity by the National Research Council.