Sociology Department

The Sociology Department aims to foster the intellectual development of students and to promote lifelong learning experiences. Through coursework, we expect our students to develop what C. Wright Mills called the “sociological imagination,” or the ability to recognize and assess how social forces shape the lives of individuals in a changing and complex world.

Our curriculum is designed to help students to explore relationships in society, the social and cultural dimensions of human behavior, the dynamics of interaction, social institutions and groups, and social change in a global context. Upon completing the major, students are equipped with the necessary analytical and methodological skills to help solve contemporary real-world problems and are prepared for graduate study and careers in a range of fields.


  • Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:30:00 -0700
    Join the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination and the School of Film and Television for something different: an evening of short films and lively discussion with your...
  • Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:30:00 -0700
    On Dec. 8, 2015, Pope Francis called for a Year of Mercy in response for the world's need for a “revolution of tenderness” from which “justice and all the rest derives.” Join...