Is Sociology for you?
Sociology seeks to understand all aspects of human social behavior, including the behavior of individuals as well as the social dynamics of small groups, large organizations, communities, institutions, and entire societies.
The department boasts some of the most preeminent faculty in the field, with many outstanding affiliated sociologists in the Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Education, and Stanford Law School augmenting our strength.
"Sociology taught me how to understand people's behaviors based on the groups they associate with. I use this in college admissions, which is increasingly data-driven. Universities need people who know how to interpret trends and understand how high school students think when it comes to choosing a college."
- Jasmine Rodriguez, '12
Assistant Director for Hispanic and Latino Recruitment, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis