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Sociology at the University of Georgia

Sociology faculty at the University of Georgia are excellent teachers and productive scholars, who have won the University's highest teaching and research awards, received major grants, and published their research in the top journals and presses. We embrace a variety of research methodologies, including ethnography, experiments, and secondary data analysis. This research is both interdisciplinary and collaborative: many of our faculty are affiliated with other units on campus and work closely with graduate students.

Latest News

The Franklin College has selected Justine Tinkler as the 2020-21 recipient of the Faculty Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award.  Justine has strongly advocated for diversity and inclusion within the graduate
Professor Ronald L. Simons, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences has been named a Regents Professor.
Chelsea Kelly has accepted a tenure track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Study abroad with us

Liverpool, England study abroadSociology faculty often teach classes in UGA study-abroad programs in the United Kingdom (pictured right), France, Italy, and in South Africa

This makes is possible for majors and minors to study abroad and get credit toward their major or minor at the same time.

All UGA programs provide resident credit and the Hope Scholarship covers the costs of tuition in whole or in part.

Learn more about Study Abroad

Our Graduate Program

The Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia welcomes prospective graduate students. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia.  It is a Research I, doctoral-intensive, land/sea grant institution.  We were recently ranked 18th by U.S. News and World report among American public universities.  The main campus is located on 615 acres adjacent to downtown Athens. Visit the  Graduate School website at http://www.grad.uga.edu/ for additional information and follow the links below to get information about our specific graduate program to help you decide if Sociology at UGA is right for you.

Learn more about our Graduate Program