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.
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 General B.S. program here. We anticipate the LCD version sometime in May. If you're interested in the updated BS check back with Bobby Bryant after Spring Break. 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
Erin Kelly will be honored as Scholar of the College and Michael Goldman as the recipient of the Arthur "Red" & Helene V. Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, at a reception on Tuesday, April 8th at 3:30 pm in the Best Buy Theater in Northrop Auditorium. RSVPMarch 18th, 2014
Professor Emeritus Ron Anderson received a Graduate School Professional Development Grant for Retirees, for help with his edited book, World Suffering and the Quality of Life (under contract with Springer). He has over 30 chapter authors from all over the world, including Yanjie Bian writing on suffering in China.March 18th, 2014
The spring schedule for the Sociology Department Workshop series is now available. This 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.
View U of M Ph.D. candidates now on the job market.