Life is profoundly social. Our department cultivates a critical understanding of the diversity of perspectives, social divisions, and institutions that shape societies. We provide students with a solid foundation in the theories and methods of sociology (e.g., classical and contemporary sociological theory, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies) and expose them to the study of social phenomena in the areas of crime, law, and security; knowledge, education, and digital culture; migration, borders, and transnational; and, social inequality and public policy.  The expertise of our faculty members allows students to explore a wide variety of issues, sites, and social problems in-depth.

As sociologists we study all aspects of human group life. We study the various ways that societies attempt to address all aspects of human activity and interaction.