Welcome to the Sociology Department
Sociology is the study of individuals in society. Founded in 1895, Catholic University's Sociology Department was the first at an American Catholic university, and is today one of the oldest sociology departments in the United States. We offer courses of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with concentrations in Crime and Justice Studies; Global and Comparative Processes; or Public Policy Analysis. We also offer the Master of Arts in Sociology, and a 5-year combined B.A./M.A. program. Our courses cover such Catholic social justice topics as crime and terrorism, race, ethnicity and gender, culture and religion, inequality and social change, migration, and international development.
Our sociology program is designed to enable students to think systematically and critically about society, and to help students develop analytical, research and writing skills relevant to a variety of careers. According to the Washington Post, "Sociology gives students both math and critical thinking skills, as well as great writing and analytical skills." read more....
Learn more about the Sociology Minor
The Fall 2015 course schedules is now available. Read more....
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology announce the creation of a new global migration study minor. Read more.....
Enrique S. Pumar, Chair. Department of Sociology
Marist Hall B-14. The Catholic University of America
Washington DC 20064.
Phone: (202) 319-5445
Fax: (202) 319-4980
Faculty and Student Spotlight
Julia Girardi was a awarded a Fulbright Teaching Award to Austria.
Ginamarie Shaffer was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the President's Award.
Christina Barlow and Ginamarie Shaffer were awarded the 2015 Kerby Award for outstanding academic achievement in sociology.
AJ Academia was awarded an internship at The African Faith and Justice Network.
Justine Swindell was awarded a prestigious graduate fellowship by the United Nations Association for the Spring 2015.
Daniel Heesemann was awarded a Spring 2015 Internship with the Committee on Homeland Security of the US House of Representatives.
Ellyn Conn was awarded a University of Maryland START Terrorist Ideology Project for the Spring 2015.
Dr. Sandra Hanson was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation and the Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureship for 2015-2017.
Dr. Enrique S. Pumar was appointed Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University during the academic year 2014-2016.
May 11 - Agust 15. Summer Session.
August 27. Student Orientation begins.
August 31. Opening of class.