Welcome to the Sociology Department
Sociology is the study of humans in society. Sociologists study such issues as the causes and consequences of social inequality, the impact of groups on individuals, the causes of social and political change, the sources of values and beliefs, and the organization of major institutions.
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 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. We encourage qualified advanced students to enroll in graduate courses. Our courses cover such topics as crime and terrorism, race, ethnicity and gender, culture and religion, inequality and social change, and international development issues.
Abe Thouin was elected Undergratuate Research Fellow at the University's Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.
Jessica Emani, a former student, is a Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Fellow at the Institute for Migration Research, George Mason University.
Prof. Fenggang Yang of Purdue University, a former graduate student of our department, was recently elected President-Elect of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Bernadette Poerio is the Campus Campaign Coordinator for Teach for America and a Senior Fellow in the Undergraduate Fellows Program.
Meghan Crowley was awarded the 2013 William Joseph Kerby Award.
Hannahrose Robinson was awarded the 2013 Gerald J. Rehel Leadership Memorial Award by the university.
Analisa Gagnon, Natalia Ashley, Ololade Ogunfowokan, Eric Meleney, Meghan Crowley, and Matthew R. Dean were inducted into the AKD Honor Society.
Department of Sociology
Aquinas Hall, 116
The Catholic University of America
Washington DC 20064
Enrique S. Pumar, Ph.D.
Chair and Advising Coordinator
November 12. Coffee and Tea Social
November 14. Brown Bag
November 21. AKD Lecture. Dr. Riley Dunlap, Regents Professor and Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, read more.....
November 27-December 2. Thanksgiving Break
December 6. Last Day of Classes