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  • Social Sciences

Department of Sociology

Examining society.

Every day, you interact with the people around you. Sociology is the study of those interactions.

Whether you’d like to make an impact on your community through social service, gain more insight for a career in business or industry, or pursue graduate work in sociology, anthropology, education, law, social work, criminology, or administration of justice, the study of sociology will give you the tools to better understand your world.

What are we up to now? Find out here: 
2018 Sociology Newsletter
2017 Sociology Newsletter
2016 Sociology Newsletter 
2015 Sociology Newsletter 
“This major taught me how to do extensive research and apply it to real world situations.  It also taught me how to remove my own bias from my surroundings.”
- Nicholas O’Meally, '16

Rachel Durso

Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies 

Under the leadership of sociology professor Rachel Durso, the College's GIS program partnered with the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) in a one-million-dollar Victims of Crime Act (VCA) grant to help local victims of domestic violence.

Faculty Focus: Helping women in crisis

Paris Mercier