Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of Sociology prepares students to meet the demand for a well-trained and globally-minded workforce.

We encourage and support every major to complete at least one academic experience outside the classroom and as a result our majors are recognized for their academic, athletic, and community service achievements while at SMU. Our alumni network is strong and committed to helping current majors transition from school to work.

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Internationally Recognized Faculty

The faculty maintains active research agendas, offers award winning and innovative classes, and fully engages with the university community.
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Global Experiences

Undergraduate students have opportunities to be involved in faculty research and internships in diverse locales.
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Diverse Coursework

Courses provide students with interesting, hands-on experiences that will continue to be valuable long after final grades are submitted.