Sociology students at Dickinson don't accept it when they hear "Well, that's just the way it is." They never stop asking why.

Why has inequality increased? Why does race still matter? Why does gender mean so much? Sociology students at Dickinson explore these questions (and more) through real world experience, challenging coursework, and independent research projects.

What you can expect from Sociology at Dickinson:

  • Challenging but friendly learning environments in and beyond the classroom
  • Support for developing critical thinking skills and applying them to real-world problems
  • Training in both qualitative and quantitative research skills, from research design to interviewing to data analysis
  • Training in the art of active listening to effective speaking and presentation of data
  • Opportunities to work on research with faculty 
  • Opportunities to pursue your own research interests through classes, independent studies, and senior theses
  • Opportunities to engage in community-based empirical research in the U.S. and globally, applying the theoretical and methodological skills you have developed

Contact Info

Susan Rose
Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology

Department Coordinator:
Maria Ritchie
Academic Department Coordinator


219A, Denny Hall
Mailing Address