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
Congratulations Award Winners and Graduates!
Sociology faculty celebrated the accomplishments of our majors in two online ceremonies. On Thursday, May 7, a WebEx awards ceremony honored scholarship winners, new inductees into Alpha Kappa Delta, and graduate students earning their masters degrees. Vice Provost Glenn Davis shared remarks highlighting the importance of sociology in addressing current events.
The following week, graduating seniors and their family and friends joined sociology faculty for a virtual commencement ceremony for sociology majors. Dean Ray Craig was the speaker and Associate Dean Marcus Sherrell presented the candidates for BA degrees in sociology.
Lindsey Aldrich named 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Associate (TI)
Congratulations to Lindsey Aldrich, recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Associate (TI) Award. The purpose of this award is to encourage and reward excellence in undergraduate teaching and to recognize fellow teaching assistants as valued colleagues.
We commend you on your fine scholarly contributions, as this award demonstrates that you are respected and thought of highly by your students and your peers and are among the very best graduate assistants who are teaching on the #BGSU campus...way to go!
Colleagues awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) funding
Drs. Giordano, Longmore and Manning received funding from the National Science Foundation titled, “The Coronavirus Pandemic: Predictors and Consequences of Compliance with Social Distancing Recommendations Designed to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread.”
The study goals are to identify factors associated with variability in compliance with the recent social distancing guidelines implemented in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and consequences of social distancing for emotional (e.g., depression) and behavioral (e.g., substance use) health and the functioning of intimate relationships. The study builds on an ongoing longitudinal investigation of the lives of a large, diverse sample of young adults interviewed first as adolescents, and includes in-depth interviews as well as survey data.