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Guest Lectures on Race/Ethnicity



March 29th, 3:00pm – 9th Floor Dale Hall Tower
Riddle and Grasmick Fellowship Presentations
“Summer Research Fellowship Presentations”
Sociology Graduate Students
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Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. We are a vibrant department with 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 30 full-time graduate students, and over 400 undergraduate majors.

The Department of Sociology has two interrelated missions: to provide the highest quality education at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels and to foster state-of-the-art research among faculty and graduate students.

News Flash


Dr. Maher, Associate Professor of Sociology, hosted a panel on Gun Control and Gun Rights in her Social Problems course. The presenters and students modeled civil discourse, listening, and critical thinking on a contentious issue facing society today.

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Our undergraduate program contains two degree tracks, one in general sociology and one in criminology.

At the departmental level, we have strengths in teaching and research in the following areas:

  • Criminology and Deviance
  • Family
  • International/Cross-National Sociology
  • Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Class  
  • Religion

We emphasize contemporary issues within these areas, and also explore their historical, comparative, and global dimensions. Through our research, we seek to update and refine knowledge in each area to assist in formulating and evaluating social policy.

Our undergraduate students pursue careers in diverse fields, ranging from social service jobs to corporate sales. Many of our undergraduates also go on to graduate school or law school.

Our graduate students regularly present papers at professional meetings and publish research in academic journals. Most graduate students go on to establish academic careers in universities and colleges or work as researchers for government or nonprofit agencies.

The members of our faculty maintain active research agendas and regularly publish articles and books. Many also occupy leadership roles in the profession of sociology, both within the university and in the community.

We take great pride in having rigorous academic programs while simultaneously maintaining a friendly, supportive environment for our students.