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Sociology at CSU

Our nationally and internationally-renowned Sociology faculty are accessible and committed to doing teaching and research that matter. We prepare our students to effectively examine how broad social structural processes connect and shape individual and group behavior and – simultaneously – how we as individuals together shape and structure broader processes of change.

The challenges facing our world today are increasingly and increasingly global. Our discipline offers the critical analytical, research and communication skills sought by employers looking for people who can successfully navigate complex situations, work in teams and make solid professional contributions to effective solutions. Sociology offers students virtually unlimited opportunities for to make a positive difference.

B.A. with choice of concentration in:
General Sociology
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Environmental Sociology

General Sociology
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Sociological Research Methods

M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology focusing on Social Change with emphases in:

Environment and Natural Resources
Food, Agriculture and Development
Crime, Law, and Deviance
Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance

Research, Outreach & Engagement

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Jason Downing and SOC students win service-learning awards

By Sociology Communications | May 7, 2021

Each year, CSU celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff with Celebrate! Colorado […]

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AAPI statement reaffirms our Call for Racial Justice

By Sociology Communications | April 29, 2021

CSU Sociology reaffirms our commitment to the struggle for racial justice and commits to raising awareness of the valuable contributions our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific […]

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Pat Mahoney receives International Award for Excellence for The Journal on Tourism and Leisure Studies

By Sociology Communications | March 25, 2021

Dr. Pat Mahoney has been named the recipient of the 2020 International Award for Excellence for The Journal on Tourism and Leisure Studies. The Tourism and […]