Why Study Sociology?

Sociology provides for a multidimensional understanding of thousands of subjects, including crime, social & criminal justice, family, gender, race & ethnicity, class, natural and man-made disasters, music, social inequality, housing & communities, immigration, the environment, globalization, social movements and education.  UNCG sociologists put sociology to work to both answer and raise questions on these topics and many more.  We are engaged teacher-scholars committed to advancing sociological analysis in the classroom, scholarly literature, and community.  In our department, you will find theorists, methodologists, and scholars with a variety of substantive interests as well as faculty with impressive international and national reputations for their research, teaching, and service.  We are committed to furthering the reach and impact of our work to better understand contemporary and historical social problems and issues.

Recent News

Dr. Levenson publishes essay in the ASA Marxist section’s blog

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Dr. Huebner to offer new course in Spring 2019: Sociology of the Body

Coming Spring 2019! SOC 410: Sociology of the Body.  How are our senses, our movements, and even our hearts attuned to interacting with…


Sociology major Sam Diezel works with UNCG Police

Student Ranger program offers students law enforcement experience


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- Alumni Stories -

Jenni Maxson Ford, MA ’06

While finishing my MA thesis, I was transferred to Singapore as part of my job at the Center for Creative Leadership. I…

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- Community Engagement -

Dr. Stephen Sills’ Work Featured in UNCG Research Magazine

Verna Torain has lived in east Greensboro’s Cottage Grove neighborhood for more than 25 years. When she first moved to the community, many…

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