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Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Sociology Department!

Are you a “people watcher” and curious about human behavior? If you enjoy finding out how and why people do the things they do, you will enjoy sociology.

Sociologists theorize and use systematic observations and analysis to study people interacting in social groups, to make their behavior understandable. Sociologists also change the world and make a difference through sociological practice.

The Department of Sociology offers students a broad liberal arts education and encourages them to think critically about the social world. We provide excellent preparation for a wide variety of careers, in areas such as (but not limited to) human services, counseling, administration and planning, probation and corrections, community organizing, teaching, and research. The department also prepares students for graduate studies in sociology, social work, and other fields, and professional studies such as law school.

At the undergraduate level, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with four different tracks, and a Bachelor of Science in Education: social science education with a sociology concentration.

At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies.We welcome you to explore what our department has to offer!

Hawks Talk

Meet Sociology students Earl Timothy, Marcia Hopkins, and Naporje Washington in these video interviews.

About Sociology
More about the Department of Sociology: We offer five degree programs.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty members and staff of the Department of Sociology.
PhD in Administration and Leadership Studies
With a focus on leadership in nonprofit and public sectors, the Administration and Leadership Studies Program is designed to educate administrators who work in a wide variety of settings.
MARTI
The Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) is a consortium of academic and professional experts in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and related mental health issues.
 
  • Sociology Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2730
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.