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Sociology at CUA
Catholic Social Justice | A More Just World

The Department of Sociology at The Catholic Univerity of America is dedicated to the study of human dignity and social activity – thinking systematically and critically about society from a Catholic Social Justice perspective. 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

Department of Sociology
103 Aquinas Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064

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

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

> Sociology Department News and Events

  • Dr. Florencio Riguera's presentation to the International Conference on Social Sciences on July 14, 2018, has been published in the European Journal of Natural Sciences and Medicine.
  • The Saga of Pedro Pan Minors.  Child Migration from Cuba and the Role of the Catholic Church Roundtable. February 9, 2017.
  • Ellen Conn is the recipient the 2017 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. Brandon Vaidyanathan Brown Bag. February 21.
  • Dr. Sandra Hanson published The American Dream among Latinos/as. Texas A&M University Press.
  • Ryan Serabian, a former student, was published by The Clarion Project.