Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology is a place where faculty, students and staff gather in classrooms, offices, conference rooms and hallways, in pursuit of a richer understanding of the world in which we live. The Department has degree offerings at the associates, bachelors, master’s and doctoral levels, in a variety of areas of study, and offers classes at all eight campuses as well as online.
Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel

Christopher Dum: Recent Recognitions

Oct. 27, 2016

Dr. Dum featured at ASA Annual Meeting, interviewed on NRP's Market Place, and Honorable Mention American Publisher’s Prose Award in Sociology

Recipients holding the chapter of the year award

AKD Chapter of the Year Award

Aug. 31, 2016

Congratulations to the Kent State University Sociology Department for winning the Emory Bogardus Chapter of the Year Award. 

Kent State student Ashley Flowers poses under a bridge in downtown Kent with a bag full of items she hands out to the homeless in downtown Cleveland.

Criminology and Justice Studies student, Ashley Flowers Creates Care Packages for the Homeless

April 6, 2016


Ashley Flowers, a junior majoring in criminology, justice studies, and psychology at Kent State University, wants to remind people that clothing and toiletries also are essential items for the homeless.

Jerry Lewis Celebrates 50 Years at KSU

Feb. 9, 2015

On September 26, The Department of Sociology helped Jerry Lewis Celebrate 50 years at KSU. Hosted by Richard Serpe, Department Chair, and his wife, Val Callanan.