Department of Sociology | Kent State University

Department of Sociology

Sociologists study the workings of social phenomena – social unrest, sexuality, culture, inequality, social organization, healthcare, criminology; and related phenomena – by focusing on the social origins of the self, groups, and institutions. Our faculty members are active researchers on questions regarding race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, inequality, healthcare and mental health, labor and work, identity, and the institutions of family and religion. Our department also contributes to such interdisciplinary Department and Centers as Pan American Studies, Public Health, Environmental Studies, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Faculty also have connections with Northeast Ohio Medical University and other medical centers in Akron and Cleveland. Sociology faculty at the Kent State University are excellent teachers and productive scholars, who have won the University's highest teaching and research awards, received major grants, and published their research in the top journals and presses. We embrace a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, including survey, ethnography, experiments, participant observation, and secondary data analysis, making your sociological experience here not only rigorous and creative, but socially relevant and engaged.

MERRILL HALL: A CENTER FOR LEARNING

At the Kent campus, Merrill Hall is the center of learning activities, where classroom space, lecture halls, faculty offices, an advising center and a student lounge support a bustling intellectual community.

A REGIONAL EXPERIENCE

At regional campuses, dedicated faculty foster learning communities tailored to the unique culture of each campus. At many of these campuses, students enjoy smaller classes and the ability to obtain a degree at the associates or bachelors level.

ONLINE MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

If you are interested in knowing more about our online MA program, please call 844-234-4073 or visit our website.