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.
What is Sociology?
Sociology is the science of social behavior, human connection, and social institutions.
In our sociology program at UA you will learn:
- How to see and understand the world with greater clarity, using cutting edge social science methodology.
- How social institutions like, healthcare, law, family, and education impact our lives directly and indirectly.
- The tools necessary to address the systems of inequality and how to create solutions.
Department of Sociology Mission and Vision Statement:
The Department of Sociology provides all students with the tools to engage, and the skills to solve, real-world problems including issues of health and well-being, social justice and inequalities. We collaborate across campus and with community members and organizations to develop students with strong analytic and communication skills who can think critically and act creatively to address social problems. By ensuring that all students apply their learning through hands-on research projects and a range of experiential learning opportunities, we graduate informed students who are prepared to work in areas designed to address systemic problems facing our local, regional and global communities and organizations.
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.
WHY SOCIOLOGY AT UA?
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.
Teaching, hands-on experience & networking
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:
- Medical sociology and mental health
- Social inequalities
- Social psychology
- Criminology and deviance
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Multi-disciplinary Scholarship and Approaches to Health and Social Justice
Suspended: Punishment, Violence, and the Failure of School Safety
This is the first talk in its series of lectures and panels sponsored by the Center for Conflict Management and the Department of Sociology.
Hear Dr. Charles Bell, Professor from Illinois State University, discuss:
- How school suspension harms black families
- Unlawful disciplinary practices
- Teacher victimization
- The failure of school safety
9/21/2021 See event details and how to join