Our department boasts one of the best sociology programs in the nation. Our social psychology specialty is ranked 4th in the nation in the US News and World Report Guide to the Best Graduate Programs.
We have three main areas of research focus, inequalities and institutions, population and health and social psychology. We maintain a rigorous research schedule and our department has been award three separate grants of over $2,000,000 each.
We sponsor an annual lecture series in memory of one of our department's most celebrated members, Dr. Bruce Mayhew. This series brings in speakers from all over and focuses on everything from aging, to race, autism and crime.