How do societies develop and function and how are they structured? These are the central questions that sociology asks. The Department of Sociology at the College of Liberal Arts continually endeavors to find better answers to these questions, empowering its students and faculty to contribute to positive societal developments.

Why Study Sociology at the College of Liberal Arts?

The Department of Sociology pries diversity in culture, values and human experiences. Our faculty members teach students to think critically about social mores and issues of race, religion, family, equality, culture and community within societies. Developing a strong understanding of the societies in which we live and work is beneficial to any career. We teach our students to challenge traditionally held beliefs about society and view major societal issues from new lenses. These new perspectives empower graduates to challenge the status quo, fight for a more just society and successfully take on leadership roles in business, government and nonprofit organizations.



Department of Sociology

713 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 204-7760

Department Chair

Kimberly Goyette
737 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122


Jessica Brennan
708 Gladfelter Hall
(215) 204-7577