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Our program equips students with a diverse skill set, including research proficiencies, analytical expertise, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts, which can be an effective stepping-stone on your way to a number of professional careers, including business, law, government, medical, teaching, and more. Our Sociology Minor and Medical Sociology Minor are great ways for students majoring in other areas to effectively round-out their skill set.
We also have a Markets & Management Certificate Program, which draws upon a variety of disciplines and provides an innovative, liberal arts approach to business education.
Our highly competitive Ph.D. program provides an intensive program of study, a supportive research environment, and the opportunity to learn the craft of scholarship from our productive and diverse faculty. We believe in fostering an inclusive environment where differences are respected, valued and integrated into every facet of the graduate experience. Through our commitment to diversity, we have an atmosphere conducive to high quality education and research that supports the broad spectrum of differences of our students, faculty and staff.
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Our department’s research is focused in six key “clusters” – which provide unique insights into people, institutions and social phenomena. Each of these areas is supported and led by our talented faculty – many of whom covers multiple research areas – who bring their own distinctive approach to the topics.