The undergraduate program in sociology at Catholic University centers on the study of critical questions about the workings of the social world – from the environments of the individual and the family, through the organization of schools, workplaces, and churches, to the ways in which global social problems impact our societies. The Department of Sociology curriculum is organized along three tracks of principal fields: crime and justice studies; global and comparative processes; and public policy analysis. Students not interested in any of these fields can major in general sociology by passing the core requirements and taking courses from any of the tracks to fulfill the credits for the major.
The CUA Department of Sociology grants the M.A. in Sociology, offering training in crime and justice studies; global and comparative processes; and public policy analysis. Advantages of the graduate program include: becoming experts in using statistical procedures and software, participating in The Washington Consortium of Universities, internships and meetings with the American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Association, and District of Columbia Sociological Society. The department has an excellent record in placing students in research positions and doctorate programs around the nation.