The mission of the sociology program is to provide students with a broad and actionable education, applicable to a variety of career paths, that includes research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Sociology offers students a rigorous training to critically examine the social world, including groups, institutions, cultures, and interactions. We seek to train students interested in understanding social dynamics, conducting their own research, advocating for social justice, and addressing our society’s most pressing problems.
In the sociology program, our vision is to support students on their path to becoming informed, well-rounded, and effective members of our society by providing them with a rigorous curriculum where they can see themselves and their future life trajectories represented. We believe that the skills provided by an education in sociology are a public good, and we hope our students go on to be the leaders of tomorrow, working for a more innovative, inclusive, just, and sustainable future.