Welcome to the Sociology Department

Department of Sociology

Sociology is the study of social behavior, human groups, and social institutions. It is from this focus of study that answers arise to the most pressing questions of our time. 

Sociology equips students with knowledge and tools they'll use throughout their personal and professional lives, regardless of the fields or professions in which they work. Students pursuing degrees in other fields who take Sociology courses gain critical knowledge and tools that enhance their effectiveness in their chosen fields. Students pursuing degrees in Sociology acquire skills and knowledge that make them valued in other professions in addition to Sociology itself. People with Sociology degrees or backgrounds are prominent in education, law, social services, health care, medicine, journalism, communication, media, market research, marketing, government, politics, policy, criminal justice, and research. A degree in Sociology is also outstanding preparation for entry into many Ph.D. and professional programs.

CU Denver is a vital place to study Sociology because the department:

  • offers a multifaceted learning experience about how people and institutions shape our social world
  • conducts empirical and theoretical research to advance knowledge in the field
  • participates in interdisciplinary research and education
  • applies theory and research to social problems in communities where our students, faculty and staff live and work

Explore the courses offered by the Sociology Department at CU Denver, meet with an advisor or contact us with questions. Becoming a Sociology major or graduate student, or adding Sociology courses to your program of study, will provide deeper understanding of our complex world and open myriad pathways to fulfilling careers.