Sociology is the study of society and social frameworks within which we live our lives. It is a study of social life at every level, from two-person relationships to the rise and fall of nations and civilizations in an extended examination of the ways societies work— or fail to work.
Sociology is the science of social behavior, human connection, and social institutions. Social scientists study the human condition of our fundamental need to connect with others.
In our sociology program at UA you will learn:
BA in Sociology – with multiple focus areas
Minor in Sociology – completes all general requirements
Certificate in Research Methods for the Social Sciences
When you learn the tools necessary to make a real impact and be a positive force in our complex world, you will have a dynamic and rewarding career.
Our graduates share how their sociology education propels them forward professionally and why they highly recommend Sociology at The University of Akron to you.
Our faculty & staff are invested in you now and beyond UA. The department is a welcoming environment for all, where we respect and celebrate our diversity both in people and in subject matter.
As part of our curriculum, you will participate in research and unique courses. Plus, our proximity to agencies and businesses in Akron provide ample opportunities to intern and network in various fields.
We have four areas of concentration in our department:
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A Sociology Virtual Brownbag Series
A sociological perspective can help us understand the global pandemic that has altered our lives. Our series of talks address the social nature of COVID-19, including the critical role social institutions, structures and individuals play in how COVID is addressed in our lived realities.