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  • Group photo of Sociology faculty and staff 2022

    Welcome to the Department of Sociology

    The Department of Sociology at FSU consists of more than 20 faculty members whose interests range widely from Demography, Health and Aging, to the Family, Gender, Inequality and Social Change. We have strong undergraduate and graduate programs and the department is recognized as having prestige both nationally and in the South.

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  • FSU Sociology professor Dawn Carr working on a laptop with Sociology students and staff

    Learn more about our accredited Graduate Programs!

    Among public universities, we are ranked the 29th best sociology graduate program in the nation and the 2nd best in the 17 states that make up the Southern United States (U.S. News). Among 118 public and private sociology programs across the nation, we rank among the top 20% with regard to the number of publications and grants per faculty member (The National Research Council).

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  • FSU Sociology instructor working with a female student on a white board

    Learn more about our Undergraduate Program!

    Our undergraduate program is built around five major areas: Social Organization; Personality and Society; Population and Human Ecology; Social Issues and Change; and the Family.

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Welcome to the Department of Sociology

at Florida State University

History | Research | Enriched Studies | Accomplished Alumni | Rigorous Graduate Program

Our faculty and students are engaged in fascinating studies of the social inequalities that define our times, as seen in relationships, health outcomes, educational and professional careers, and interactions. We are also committed to sharing sociology with non-academic audiences, because our discipline provides unique insights that can improve policy responses and inform collective action. We invite you to read more about our department’s history, current research, opportunities for enriched studies, accomplished alumni, and rigorous graduate program.

-Kathi Tillman, Department Chair