Undergraduate Study in the Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences. The department is currently ranked as the 14th best sociology department in the US in the 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings, with some subfields (economic sociology, inequality, and social psychology) ranked even higher. This establishes Cornell sociology as the highest-ranked social science department in the university (although only by a whisker: psychology is 16th, economics is 17th, and government is 18th in their respective competitions). See the department profile for more information about the department, including its history, substantive strengths, and faculty.
Over the past five years (from 2003 through 2007), the department graduated an average of 59 seniors per year. This BA conferral rate establishes the sociology major as one of the top 10 largest in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The following pages provide information on the undergraduate program at Cornell as well as sociology as a field of study.
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