Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon has an unbroken line of descent dating back to when formal courses in sociology were first taught at the University in 1894. Our primary strengths are in gender, political & economic sociology, and the sociology of the environment. Each year more than 3,000 students enroll in approximately 86 courses offered by the Department of Sociology. The department has about 50 Ph.D. students and 575 undergraduate majors. Read more about us…
Professor Kari Norgaard’s work on the social impact of climate change has been featured in CASCade Magazine. Read about her analysis of how the climate change crisis can affect the entire world yet rarely reach the evening news broadcasts.