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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.



"Supernatural Sociologist" of Catholic University
Paul Hanly Furfey

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Contact Information

Department of Sociology
103 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

  • Book drive to build a library for the DC Juvenile Jail. Donations could include fiction and other books that do not pose a security risk. You may drop-off books at Aquinas Hall 103.
  • 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.