Welcome to Sociology


The Sociology Department offers a balanced program of study for students interested in pursuing graduate study or in the practical application of sociology. The curriculum is designed to expose the student to the scope and methods of sociology and to provide a broad educational background for understanding the structure and functioning of modern society.

The department also offers an alternate program of study for students interested in pursuing a career in the social sciences area and for those interested in enrolling in an M.S.W. graduate program. As an adjunct to the curriculum, there are two student organizations for sociology majors. The Sociology Club has a varied program of social, community service and academically oriented activities. In addition to general sociology majors, students in human services and students in social work actively participate in the club. A chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology honor society, is open to junior sociology majors with a 3.5 grade point average and to seniors and graduate students with a 3.0 grade point average.

News & Events

Faculty Events 

"Oceti Sakowin: Decolonizing the Social Movement at Standing Rock," by Dr. James V. Fenelon, Professor in the Department of Sociology & Director (CIPS) at CSUSB.
Sponsor(s): Sociology Department Colloquium at University of Arizona
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sociology Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, (Social Sciences 415)

"The Prison to School to Work Pipeline: Project Rebound," by Dr. Annika Anderson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of Project Rebound at CSUSB.
Sponsor(s): UCR Robert Presley Center of Crime and Justice Studies
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: University of California, Riverside Alumni & Visitors Center 

We carry the border on our bodies: Bridging and maneuvering immigration status barriers in U.S. and Canadian postsecondary education,” by Dr. Paloma E. Villegas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at CSUSB. 
Sponsor(s): The John F. Pfau Library
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019 
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: PL 5005 (library)

Faculty News

Dr. Eric Vogelsang awarded a Peer Research Consultant for his research-intensive capstone undergraduate course (SOC 590:Social Determinants of Health Disparities) during Winter 2019.

Dr. José Muñoz participated in the Fall 2018 Wikipedia Fellows program.

Student News

Rubi Becerril (Class of 2016) received a fellowship from the University of California Riverside! http://socialinnovation.ucr.edu/fellowship/fellowship-2018-cohort/