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!
26th Annual Department of Sociology Undergraduate and Graduate Symposium: March 20, 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm, Squires Hall 341/345.
Dr. Laura Gillman has been selected as a winner of the CLAHS Award for Excellence in Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring.
Dr. Kwame Harrison has been selected as a winner of the 2013-2014 CLAHS Certificate of Teaching Excellence, in addition, he has been designated as the recipient of the CLAHS Carroll B. Shannon Excellence in Teaching Award for his outstanding work in the classroom.
Dr. Dale Wimberley has been selected as a winner of the 2013-2014 CLAHS Award for Excellence in International Initiatives.
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