The Sociology Department encourages faculty development, teaching and assessment, social awareness, citizen participation and critical thinking within and beyond our own culture. We believe in the importance of the sociological perspective, professional and public lives of our faculty members and students.

Many students take sociology courses to develop personal skills (such as Love, Sex, and Family and Sociology of Sex and Gender Roles) or because of an interest in diverse cultures and ethnic groups (American Minorities) which is becoming increasingly vital in our multicultural society. Other students plan to continue their studies in law enforcement, criminal justice, law, social work, and human services.

The Sociology Department is exceptional in that it has faculty from diverse cultural, religious and international backgrounds and experiences.

See the American Sociological Association and the Midwest Sociological Society or the Sociologists of Minnesota for more sociology-related resources.