Sociology Mission and Vision
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
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.