- 1The study of social and economic inequalities involves innovative research methods combined with the most advanced theories of social and economic inequality, demography, labor and employment, migration and immigration, and group/organizational processes in society.
- 2Agriculture, environment and development is an area of study that engages research, teaching, and extension activities to help understand and solve problems related to agriculture and food, the environment and natural resources, development and social change, and rural and regional issues.
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.
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