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Why Study Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior and the complexities of human social relationships. If you want to understand social behavior in the real world, sociology is where you find the answers. Regardless of your chosen career path, having a critical understanding of the social world can put you at the forefront of your career field.

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It is a top-notch program. I'd recommend this program to anybody who wants to improve the rigor of the work they do.

– Tracy Sims (2020 MA in Sociology graduate); Senior Director, U.S. Lead of Chronic Disease Environment Shaping at Eli Lilly and Company

Featured Alumni

  • Jeffrey E. Hall

    Jeffrey E. Hall

    Jeffrey E. Hall (PhD, MSPH, 2003) is the Deputy Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  • Najwa Al-Harbi

    Najwa Al-Harbi

    Najwa Al-Harbi (PhD 2019) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Umm Al Qura University in Saudi Arabia.

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  • Lori Bateman

    Lori Bateman

    Lori Bateman (PhD 2014) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine.

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  • Jason Wasserman

    Jason Wasserman

    Jason Adam Wasserman (PhD 2007) is an Associate Professor of biomedical science at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

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