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Sociology at CUA
Social Justice | Social World

The Department of Sociology at The Catholic Univerity of America is dedicated to the study of human social activity – thinking systematically and critically about society. Our faculty publish in fields ranging from family and immigration to criminology, gender, and ethnicity. While our critical approaches vary widely, we share a love of sociology research and a dual commitment to scholarship and teaching.

The curriculum provides CUA sociology students with a strong grounding in three principal fields: crime and justice, global and comparative processes, and public policy analysis. Students not interested in any of these fields can major in general sociology.


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Contact Information

Enrique S. Pumar, Chair Department of Sociology
103B Aquinas Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

Phone: (202) 319-5941/5445
Fax: (202) 319-4980

We would be happy to respond to your questions about the program via e-mail.

> Sociology Department News and Events

  • The department relocates to Aquinas Hall.
  • Leigh Cordeiro is the recipient the 2016 William Joseph Kerby Award for Outstanding Achievement by a graduating senior.
  • Daniel Toulson received the 2016 Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award from the DC Sociological Society.
  • Dr. Sandra Hanson published The American Dream among Latinos/as. Texas A&M University Press.