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 

"The House I Live In," by Dr. Annika Anderson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of Project Rebound at CSUSB.
Co-Facilitators: Kelly Campbell and Marc Robinson 
Sponsor(s): The Pfau Library
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Pfau Library, Room 5005

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: The Pfau Library, Room 5005

Faculty News

Dr. José A. Muñoz was invited to join the American Sociological Association Task Force on First-Generation and Working Class Persons in Sociology.

Dr. Paloma Villegas was selected as a 2019 Elevate Fellow (Enriching Learning, Enhancing Visibility & Training Educators), an early career faculty training program at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI). 

Dr. Eric Vogelsang recognized and awarded an "Establishing Community Partnership Grant" from the Office of Community Engagement for his work with local senior centers

Dr. Annika Anderson was invited to serve as a Research Associate for The Prison Arts Collective Program, assisting the organization in collecting and analyzing program data.

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

Former sociology student, Florence Edwards, was quoted in an article in Curve Magazine about her experience as an LGBTQ youth in the foster care system. 

Student athlete, Cynthia Boyzo Mejia is an Arthur Ashe Award Nominee.

Rubi Becerril (Class of 2016) received a fellowship from the University of California Riverside.