About us

Sociology has a long history at The University of Akron. Our Department began offering undergraduate degrees in 1934 when we separated from the Department of Economics.  An M.A. degree was approved in 1963, with our first master’s degree awarded in 1966.  In 1973, we received approval for a joint Ph.D. program with Kent State University. Our first doctoral degrees were awarded in 1979.

We offer a baccalaureate degree in sociology. We also offer a minor in sociology that completes all general education requirements, as well as a certificate in Research Methods for the Social Sciences.

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In addition to going on to graduate study in sociology or law school, our graduates have secured careers as Federal agents (e.g. U.S. Secret Service, the FBI), marketing, sales, public administration, community development, health care, and academia.