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College of Arts & Sciences

What is Sociology?

Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior. It studies the larger forces outside the individual that affect people’s personal experience and lives. It also studies those larger forces themselves, such as families, organizations, social classes, ethnic groups, nations and the world system.


The Texas A&M Sociology Department is one of the leading sociology programs in the country. Our department offers the following programs:

Research Areas 

The faculty in the department are accomplished researchers and scholars and regularly publish books and monographs with top academic presses and articles in leading scientific journals. The faculty includes past presidents of national and regional professional associations, recent editors of leading journals in the discipline, and recipients of prestigious awards in the discipline. The faculty in the department have expertise in a wide range of research areas including but not limited to:

Programs, Institutes, and Centers

Faculty and students in our department conduct research activities on several programs, institutes, and centers, such as the following ones:

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