Sociology Department

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Sociology Department

Are you interested in social behavior or society, such as its origins, development, organization, institutions and networks using various methods of investigation and analysis?

The Sociology faculty help students explore this fascinating field.

Who We Are

Understanding social organizations and functions helps students understand society. The Sociology Department encourages lively discussion and comprehensive investigation. 

Course Descriptions
Department Directory
Admissions | 763-433-1300
Dean Scott Stankey | 763-433-1396

Degrees & Certificates We Offer

Courses include: Relationships, Marriage, and Family, Human Sexuality in Society, Death and Dying, Introduction to Sociology, Gender in Society, Introduction to Diversity Studies, Sociology of Food, Social Inequalities, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Introduction to Crime & Criminology, and Capstone Course for Diversity Studies Certificate Program.

Certain Sociology courses meet Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements.

The Diversity Studies Certificate program (16 credits) introduces students to skills and insights that are needed when working with diverse populations in the contemporary United States. The Diversity Studies Certificate can be added completed entirely online and added to any degree program.

The Sociology Transfer Pathway Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (AA) degree program offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Sociology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities.

  • Virtual Sociology Transfer Pathway Information Session

    Friday, April 14
    10 am

    Join the Sociology Department and Academic Advising to learn more about some of the transfer options available for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in sociology. The panel will feature faculty from three transfer programs:

    • Minnesota State University, Mankato – BS programs in Sociology and Applied Sociology
    • St. Cloud State University – BA program in Sociology
    • Winona State University – BA program in Sociology

Meet Our Students and Alumni