DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

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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

Minor:
General Sociology
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Certificate:
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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A Call for Racial Justice

New Social Justice and Equity Committee Working Group launched

By Sociology Communications | June 12, 2020

In June 2020, CSU Sociology faculty created this Call for Racial Justice. They also established the department’s new Social Justice and Equity Committee Working Group […]

Tara and Elena receiving plaques

Elena Windsong and Tara Opsal honored as Faculty Institute for Inclusive Excellence Fellows

By Sociology Communications | February 27, 2020

Joyce McConnell, President of CSU, and Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment in the Vice President for Diversity office, recognized Tara […]

Mao award

KuoRay Mao receives Outstanding Article Award from The American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice (DCCSJ)

By Sociology Communications | October 25, 2019

KuoRay Mao was awarded The American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice’s (DCCSJ) Outstanding Article Award for his work “The Treadmill […]