Santa Clara University

Sociology department
“The Sociology Department has exposed me to a broad range of social issues. It gave me the opportunity to choose which cluster and types of topics that interest me. Now, I have a better idea of the social issues I want to pursue in my career. From these courses, I am now able to apply my knowledge and both quantitative and qualitative skills to the modern context with both theory and analysis.”
Sociology Graduate, Class of 2015

Faculty Spotlight


Professor Chuck Powers

Dr. Powers focuses his scholarship on sociological theory as it applies to organizational and societal change.  His special interest in business sociology distinguishes him from most other sociologists.  Read more

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Welcome Dr. Cara Chiaraluce!

Dr. Chiaraluce conducts research in the fields of medical sociology, health inequalities, and gender and family. She recently received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California-Davis.  Read more


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