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Students develop that focus through their coursework, taking courses in diverse areas such as social inequality, family and gender, organizations, environmental sociology, race and ethnicity and globalization. Students refine their interests during the senior seminar and through their completion of a senior thesis or capstone project. The concentration also allows students to pursue the Engaged Scholars Program (ESP). ESP is for students with an interest in making deeper connections between their concentration and long-term community-engaged activities such as internships, public service, and many other possible forms of community involvement.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Apply sociological theories, concepts, and research techniques to real-world problems
  • Learn to calculate, interpret, and communicate data and statistics
  • Develop analytical knowledge of major social and political issues
  • Construct an individualized program of study
  • Conduct a capstone project in their senior year


  • Organizational Studies

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 29    17 
2015 24  24  10 
2016 12  12 
2017 18  18 
2018 21  21 
2019 17 17 3


Director of Undergraduate Studies: Carrie Spearin