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Department of Sociology

We're the oldest sociology department in the United States - we study social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.

Why Sociology?

  • It opens plenty of career opportunities at the local, state, and federal levels
  • It has relevance across a variety of fields
  • You'll learn how to understand the world around you 
  • It prepares you for the pursuit of professional and graduate degrees 
  • It's a fascinating and multifaceted discipline

Why Sociology at KU?

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KU Sociology in the News

Jarron Saint Onge will participate as Co-PI for NIH, NIGMS, Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)

Jarron Saint Onge will participate as (Co-PI) NIH, NIGMS, Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase 1, 2024-2028: Leveraging Bi

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh selected for the KU International Travel Fund for Humanistic Research Grant, Summer 2024

Faculty travel grants will support international travel expenses for interdisciplinary, humanistic research projects, as well as academic collaborations in Asia and Latin America.

David Smith presented the lecture "Authoritarianism and Democracy" at William Paterson University

The conference explored the origins and allure of authoritarian politics in contemporary global contexts. It also assessed the capaci

Heeyoun Shin selected as a recipient of the FY25 Research Excellence Initiative Award

Congratulations to KU Sociology graduate student Heeyoun Shin!  Heeyoun has been selected as a recipient of the FY25 Research Excellence Initiative (REI) award from the College Dean's Office.  She will use this fund to facilitate her dissertation research.

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Undergraduate Program

There are different paths for students interested in Sociology. Discover which is right for you and explore our majors and minors.

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Graduate Program

Our graduate program allows you to learn alongside nationally recognized scholars and explore topics through faculty-student collaboration.

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2023 Sociology Newsletter

Find out what our department, faculty, and students have been up to this year!
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