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Students acquire knowledge about human social structure and activity through GW’s sociology program, one of the social and behavioral sciences disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Undergraduates can take a range of courses, from deviant behavior to sociology of sport. By living in a city that offers a rich social laboratory, students receive real-life experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and developing skills in sociological observation and analysis.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Related majors and minors include criminal justice, human services, political science and psychology.

What is the Sociology community like at GW?

Engaged students partner with faculty to understand social structures as they link research and real-life experience.

What can I do in the Sociology field?

Occupations open to graduates include case manager, child care worker, hospital administrator, criminal investigator, rehabilitation counselor, labor relations staffer, juvenile court worker and public relations staffer.

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Ongoing Research

Students are taught by award-winning faculty, who are actively engaged in research projects in Washington, D.C.

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