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The Department of Sociology at Illinois College offers the key advantages of developing an in-depth knowledge of sociology within a liberal arts setting.  Sociology majors at Illinois College benefit from:
  • Small faculty-student class ratios
  • Individualized work with faculty mentors
  • Specialized concentrations within Sociology
  • Community Partnership opportunities
  • Opportunities to engage in social research
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary work
Within this context, we help students develop 'The Sociological Imagination' through a focus on theoretical knowledge and application, methodological expertise, contributions to the campus and community through internships, research and other opportunities, and comprehensive preparation for graduate school or professional careers.
Our faculty embodies a variety of areas of expertise within sociology, including:
  • Social inequality
  • Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency
  • Life Course/Family Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Sociology of Sports

Our graduates have a wide range of substantive interests and have achieved career success in a variety of areas, including health care, social work, criminal justice, business, and academia.  Please see additional information on this website for specific information in other areas related to the study of Sociology at Illinois College.


The Department of Sociology Faculty (from left)

Kelly Dagan, Paul Fuller and Jan Buhrmann 



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