Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences department of Sociology!
How do people live and act with one another? How do people create, maintain, and change social life? Sociology investigates these and other questions. Sociologists explore how people structure social life and the consequences of those structures for human behavior. Sociologists examine populations, their formation, characteristics and impact on social life. Sociologists study how people interact with one another in order to accomplish joint activity. Human behavior is social. Therefore, sociologists have broad interests. Sociologists explore families, the experiences of diverse ethnic groups, organizations, the socialization of children and youth, social networks, the life cycle of people, inequality, the institution of religion, gender, the development and change of entire societies, and much more.
Our faculty members include award-winning teachers, as well as nationally and internationally renowned scholars. We offer two undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, and graduate degrees at the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Please explore our website, visit our building, or come talk with our faculty and students. You will find an amazing variety of sociological interests that are represented here, both in the courses we offer and in our numerous research projects.
University of South Carolina
Department of Sociology
Sloan College- Suite 321
Columbia, SC 29208
phone: (803) 777-3123
fax: (803) 777-5251