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Dr. Leana A. Bouffard
Department Chair

The Department of Sociology at Iowa State University creates new knowledge and prepares the next generation of scientists, teachers, professionals, and citizens to apply sociological skills to societal challenges. Sociology as a science provides a framework for understanding and addressing significant demographic shifts and the social inequalities that contribute to myriad antisocial behaviors and social problems such as broken families, criminal behavior, and systemic forms of oppression.

We offer B.A./B.S. degrees in sociology, criminal justice studies or agriculture and society. Graduate students in the program are working towards either a M.S. or Ph.D. in sociology or rural sociology. We work very hard to ensure that our graduate students receive teaching and research experiences to become leading sociologists in their workplace.