Department Chair: Dr. Yasemin Besen-Cassino
The Department of Sociology offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to a major and a minor in sociology, the department also offers a sociology major with teacher certification in preschool to grade 12 as well as grades K-6. At the graduate level, the department offers a Certificate in Data Collection and Management as well as an MA in Social Research and Analysis and a BA/MAT with teacher certification in grades K-6 and teacher of students with disabilities. The Department of Sociology has a roster of full-time and affiliated faculty members from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. Our department has scholars in the areas including: applied sociology, culture and popular culture, demography, development, gender, labor, immigration, mass media, religion, race and ethnicity, social psychology, social psychology of education, urban sociology, text analysis, theory, youth.