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Welcome to the Department of Sociology!

The Department of Sociology features faculty who are either teaching specialists or leaders in research in a research-intensive environment.

We house the Social Determinants of Health Core opens a new website of the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research opens a new website, investigating the health of African Americans in the Mid-South. It is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) through the Division of Preventive Medicine at UAB. It involves the participation of several graduate students, PhD alumni, and faculty.

Please explore our website — learn more about our programs, our students, and our faculty. If you have any questions or would like more information about how we can help you accomplish your goals, please contact us!


We offer a BA in Sociology (with a concentration in social psychology) and a BS in Medical Sociology. The department also has minor programs in Sociology, Social Psychology, and Medical Sociology. Our undergraduates can participate in the honors program and be selected for Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the national honorary sociology society. Our Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s program allows exceptional students to take courses toward the completion of an undergraduate degree and master’s degree. 


We offer a PhD in Medical Sociology, the only PhD program in sociology in the state of Alabama. We also have an MA in Sociology (online) that focuses on applying sociology to help real world problems and includes a community project. Our students can take advantage of opportunities to be teaching assistants or research assistants on faculty projects, grants, or in various research centers on campus.