The mission of our sociology graduate programs is to provide students with an advanced understanding of sociological theory, methods, and principles that can be applied in public and private agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The Department of Sociology prepares graduates to become informed citizens, scholars, researchers, and leaders in their communities at the local, state, and national levels. The department provides an environment conducive to intellectual exchange characterized by innovative and outstanding:
- teaching and curricula
- service to students and community
- scholarship and research
- sociological practice
- commitment to multiculturalism and diversity