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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.

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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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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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Meet Our Department

Learn about our faculty, graduate students, and administrative staff.

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