University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology.

Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Our community consists of 33 faculty, approximately 80 graduate students, and more than 500 undergraduate majors. During our 100 plus year history, many of our graduates have made distinguished contributions. As one of the premier departments in the College of Liberal Arts, we offer stimulating courses and conduct renowned, leading-edge research.


  • Uggen Wins ASA Mentoring Award

    Congratulations Chris Uggen for receiving the Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award for 2014. Jointly awarded by ASA's CLD and Sociology of Law Sections, it recognize
    sustained work and innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergraduate students, graduate students, and other scholars (particularly younger scholars). The formal presentation will be held at the annual meetings in San Francisco in August.

    May 15th, 2014
  • Updated BS Degree Approved!

    We are very excited to announce that an updated B.S. degree program has been approved by the Board of Regents! You can see the new B.S. program options here. If you're interested in learning more about this undergraduate degree program, please check in with Bobby Bryant. Current BS students will be able to either switch to the new BS or stay under the degree program they have already declared.

    March 19th, 2014

Workshop Series

The Sociology Department Workshop series is an opportunity for our graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars to present their research. Workshops take place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 pm in 1114 Social Science Building. Fall semester's schedule will be made available in late August.

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In the News

  • Minnesotans Fighting in Syria? FBI Getting Tips

    Prof. Cawo Abdi was featured in a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the possibility of Minnesotan Somalis fighting in Syria.

    June 12th, 2014
  • The Workplace Flexibility Experiment

    A new study of 700 workers of a Fortune 500 company conducted by Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, Wen Fan, and others found that employee flexibility and supervisor support offers wide-ranging benefits including addressing work-family stresses. Results will be published in the June issue of ASR.

    May 21st, 2014

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