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?
A sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for a variety careers in many diverse fields.
News and Stories
Kyle Thompson receives CURS Diversity award
Congratulations to Kyle Thomspson who recently received the CURS (Center for Undergraduate Research & Scholarship) Symposium on Diversity award for his research "Nonprofit Methodology of Advocacy for Black People in Columbus, Ohio." CURS offers undergraduate students the opportunity to disseminate findings on critical issues within their respective fields.
Researchers study factors affecting formation of interracial relationships
Sociologists Grace Kao (Yale), Kara Joyner (BGSU), and Kelly Stamper Balistreri (BGSU) examine how race, gender, socioeconomic status, and other factors affect the formation of interracial friendships and romantic relationships among youth in their new publication The Company We Keep.
Dr. Jess Calarco leads SGSA Teaching Workshop
The Sociology Graduate Student Association hosted an afternoon workshop for those wanting to develop strong & new pedagogical techniques, strategies, and experiences relevant to teaching in the discipline of Sociology. Dr. Jess Calarco, associate professor of Sociology at the University of Indiana, led this year's one-day workshop.