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The Department of Sociology is a vibrant community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students who share an interest in understanding the social world. The department profile describes the fields of sociology in which Cornell excels.

In the undergraduate program, students learn how social context and institutions shape individual behaviors and decisions.

The Graduate Field of Sociology facilitates doctoral training and allows graduate students to benefit from the breadth of expertise in sociology at Cornell.

The Department hosts three multidisciplinary research centers: the Center for the Study of Inequality, which administers the popular Minor in Inequality Studies; the Center for the Study of Economy and Society;  and the Social Dynamics Laboratory.


Undergraduate Students

Why Major in Sociology?
Information for Current Majors
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Graduate Students

Admissions Procedures
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