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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, undergraduate students can major in sociology or criminology and 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!






Congratulations to Dr. Toni Calasanti who was awarded the Florence L. Denmark Award for Distinguished Contributions to Women and Aging by the American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychology of  Women on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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Blacksburg, VA 24061
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