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

Andrea Krieg ('15) Appointed to BGSU
Young Alumni Council


Andrea Krieg, M.A. in Sociology (2012) and Ph.D. in Sociology (2015), Assistant Professor at Lewis University, has joined the BGSU Young Alumni Council. The Young Alumni Council serves as ambassadors for BGSU to all alumni, friends, family, and members of the BGSU community, but it specifically advocates for the interests of recent alumni (those who graduated within the past 0-10 years). She is excited to offer a graduate student’s perspective to the committee and to give back to BGSU for her life-changing experience. Read More

Sociology Students Among Those Invited to Join Alpha Kappa Delta Society


More than 35 BGSU students have been invited to join AKD, the International Sociology Honor Society through the Eta Chapter at BGSU. Invitees are those with a strong interest in sociology who have maintained a record of high academic achievement. AKD President Melinda Messineo will provide the keynote speech on March 26 on the BGSU campus. Read More

PAA President Wendy Manning to Deliver Annual Meeting Address


Dr. Wendy Manning, Distinguished Research Professor of sociology, is the 2018 President of the Population Association of America (PAA). Her key duties during her one-year term include organizing this year's PAA annual meeting in Denver (April 26-28) and delivering the presidential address on Friday, April 27. "This is a significant achievement in Wendy’s exceptionally distinguished career,” shared colleague Dr. Susan Brown. Read More