Santa Clara University

Sociology department

Sociology at SCU

Mission Statement

The Sociology program at Santa Clara University is rooted in the tradition of cultivating a sociological imagination that emphasizes critical analyses of the relationships between individual actions and social structures. The major provides our students with rigorous theoretical and methodological training. Our program emphasizes the need to apply sociological analyses to understand our everyday lives in ways that embody the Jesuit commitment to building a community of scholars who are concerned with ethical and social justice issues in a diverse society.


Winter Newsletter 2015

Letter from the Chair, Dr. John C. (Jack) Gilbert

The Department of Sociology continues in making its contributions to the educational goals of its majors and minors, as well as to the other majors who are enrolling in our courses to complete Core requirements or to learn more about the role of sociology in our modern world.
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