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The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach.  Our award-winning faculty teach and conduct research in a wide range of sociological specialties and related interdisciplinary areas.

The department grants the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology, and undergraduate students can concentrate or earn minors in general sociology, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Peace Studies.

Graduate students can earn an M.S. or Ph.D. in sociology specializing in areas such as social inequality, crime and deviance, health, culture, and globalization.  Graduate students can also earn a degree in sociology with an option in Africana Studies, or Women's and Gender Studies.

Sociology is the academic home of programs in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies, and it houses the Center for Race and Social Policy Research and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

We invite you to explore the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech!






Department of Sociology

560 McBryde Hall (0137)
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
P: (540) 231-8971
F: (540) 231-3860


Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014; Holden Auditorium; 7:00pm: "Global Trade as if People Mattered Alternatives to Free Trade and Why We Should Care" Witness for Peace Southeast Fall 2014 Speaker's Tour is proud to introduce Julia Vallejos. Ms. Vallejos is General Manager and emaployee co-owner of Nueva Vida organic cotton apparel factory cooperative, in Nicaragua's worker-owned Masili Free Trade Zone.