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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.



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.