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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.



  • Mary Sykes: Research Program Coordinator at IWPR

    Mary Sykes, class of 2014, graduated from her M.A. in Sociology and found a job in The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) where she is using her skills in research to focus on the analysis of public policy through a gendered lens.

Contact Information

Enrique S. Pumar, Chair Department of Sociology
106 Marist 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

  • Leigh Cordeiro, A.J. Academia, and Daniel Heesemann presented their research at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.
  • Leigh Cordeiro won the William Joseph Kerby Award for Outstanding Achievement by a graduating senior.
  • Professor Jesus Valero, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, is a Visiting Scholar in the Department during 2015-2016.
  • April 18 Brown Bag by Professor Jesus Valero about the development of Sociology in contemporary Spain.
  • April 28 is the department end of year party and induction ceremony.