Sociology: Studying People, Society & Cultures

"It can be said that the first wisdom of sociology is this--things are not what they seem." -Peter Berger

"The difficulty, in sociology, is to manage to think in a completely astonished and disconcerted way about things you thought you had always understood."  -Pierre Bourdieu

See a short ASA-produced video of sociologists speaking on Sociology.

Sociology focuses on understanding the social and cultural aspects of human behavior at the local, national and global levels.  At Radford University, we offer a major and minor in Sociology.

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  1. Internship Speaker Series »


    Sociology majors report on their recent internship experience

  2. Dr. Prince guides homelessness research »


    Radford University Carilion students conduct research in Roanoke

  3. Graduation 2019 »


    Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

  4. Honors Celebration 2019 »


    The Department of Sociology gathered Wednesday for its annual awards banquet.

  5. Student Engagement Forum 2019 »


    Sociology students present their work at the annual Student Engagement Forum

  6. Dr. Bodenhamer presents work in progress »


    Dr. Bodenhamer presents black lung "Work in Progress"