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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

  • Henna Budhwani

    Henna Budhwani

    Henna Budhwani (PhD 2012) is a Professor in the Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing.

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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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  • Alejandra M. Colón López

    Alejandra M. Colón López

    Alejandra M. Colón López (PhD 2022) is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Medical Education at UAB Heersink School of Medicine.

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  • Akilah Dulin Keita

    Akilah Dulin Keita

    Akilah Dulin Keita (PhD 2007) is an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health.

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