Western Sociology has a strong commitment to research excellence, an outstanding reputation for teaching and mentorship of students, and is known for making real world impact. Our department has unique strengths in Social Inequality, Population Dynamics, and Quantitative Methods and we do research and offer courses across four key areas of sociology: Health and the Life Course, Power and Justice, Social Demography and Migration, and Work and the Economy. Explore our website for more information about our research, undergraduate and graduate academic programs, faculty, and staff.

News and Updates

It's frustrating...I didn't join to sit behind a desk

Phd student Lorna Ferguson and Laura Huey published in the International Journal of Police Science and Management.

Family Life in Rural and Urban Areas, More Similar Over Time

Kate Choi published in Psychology Today.

Social inequalities in trajectories of contacts with the healthcare system in adolescence and young adulthood

Andrea Willson was part of a team that published in Preventive Medicine.