Our students build career skills through internships at organizations including government agencies, schools, nonprofits and healthcare providers.
Our approach is to enable students to apply sociological principles in a real-world environment and to foster a collaborative scholarly community amongst students and faculty. All of our bachelor's degree students complete an internship or capstone course, preparing them for a wide range of career options.
Graduate students are actively involved in every area of academia: conducting research, presenting at national conferences, co-authoring and publishing articles, or being a part of our graduate teacher training program.
Our programs benefit immensely from being located in the heart of Atlanta, one of the most vibrant urban areas in the U.S. This connection with a large and diverse community provides the natural and ideal learning environment for teaching our specialties: Health, Life Course, Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Urban Studies.
- Urban, Vibrant, Diverse: Meet people from all walks of life, who come to study, work and play.
- Internships: Work with major businesses, nonprofits, international organizations and state and federal agencies.
- Faculty: Study with scholars of multi-disciplinary expertise and creative research projects.
- Learning: Find interest in one of our specialized areas: Gender & Sexuality, Gerontology, Health & Life Course and Race and Urban Studies.
- Popular Courses: Engage in subjects such as Race, Girls, Social Problems, Queer Identities, Health & Illness, Gender or Sex.
Our department encourages and supports students to study abroad through faculty-led programs and partnerships with universities in locations including China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Costa Rica.
In our classrooms in Atlanta, many sociology courses include opportunities for students to participate in virtual exchange activities with students in other countries.