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Department of Sociology

About Us

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…

Department News

May 5, 2015

Summer Sociology

Thinking of taking a sociology course this summer?  We have a number to choose from, running either weeks 1-4 or weeks 5-8.  More information is available at this page.

April 9, 2015

Professor Dreiling’s Op-Ed in Register Guard

Professor Michael Dreiling has a guest viewpoint article in the Register Guard newspaper titled “Quality Higher Education Requires Investment”. It may be read online at this link.