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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.

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    We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are proud to recognize the recent presentations, publications, awards and honors of members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Sumita Gangwani, Environmental Studies, Drexel University Environmental Studies Major Promotes Sustainability in Retail If IKEA sounds like an unlikely co-op employer for an Environmental Studies and Sustainability major, it’s not news to Sumita Gangwani. The sophomore received questioning looks when she told friends that she would complete her first co-op in corporate communications at the Swedish retail giant’s North American headquarters.

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Prospective Student Inquiries

Kelly McShay

Kelly Schimpf

Director of Recruitment
College of Arts and Sciences
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.571.4536 | kam825@drexel.edu

Undergraduate Advising

Florette Press

Florette Press

Academic Adviser
3201 Arch Street, 147
215.895.1716 | flp24@drexel.edu

Jenna Gregory

Jenna Gregory

Academic Adviser
4020 MacAlister Hall
215.895.1805 | jeg362@drexel.edu

Contact Us

Department of Sociology

3201 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.1314