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Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is investigating the values and incentives embedded in social norms, policies and institutions to better address issues of social justice and equality.

In Drexel’s Department of Sociology, faculty and students study social behavior and structural inequality to address contemporary social challenges. Drexel sociology majors and minors are trained to identify hidden biases embedded in social norms, policies and institutions, which often privilege certain groups while making others vulnerable. Under the guidance of faculty, students develop strong skills in critical thinking, research design, research methods, data analysis, writing and public speaking.

The Drexel Co-Op

Through Drexel’s renowned cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process.

Learn more about the Drexel Co-Op Program

Research

Our faculty members are dedicated public sociologists who aim to bring their research to audiences beyond the academic community and apply their findings to current social problems. The department’s research strengths lie in environmental sociology, medical sociology and urban sociology.

Career Opportunities

Sociologists work in a wide variety of settings. Our students may go on to serve as research analysts for health care agencies, governments and market research firms. Others bring their analytical skills and research methods training to careers in urban planning, survey research, public relations, organizational management, trend analysis and public policy.

Recent News

  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Young women studying at an outdoors table Summer Courses Explore the media’s influence on society, the role of the United Nations and the causes and consequences of aging in these new and noteworthy summer courses. While course meeting times are listed for scheduling purposes, courses may consist of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous engagements
  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Autoimmune graphic Living with Autoimmune Illnesses Kelly Joyce, PhD, a professor in the Department of Sociology and the Center for Science, Technology and Society (STS), and Mel Jeske, an alum of Drexel’s MS in STS program, published a series of articles that explore how people living in the United States make sense of and manage autoimmune illnesses.
  • Amanda McMillan Lequieu, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology Meet Sociology Prof Amanda McMillan Lequieu Amanda McMillan Lequieu, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and an environmental sociologist of work and home. She studies how working-class communities impacted by natural resource economies adapt to globalizing economies and changing environments across rural and urban contexts.

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Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.


Undergraduate Advising

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Department of Sociology

3201 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.1314