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Statement of Solidarity

We stand in solidarity with our Black students, faculty, staff, and all others who are hurting, grieving, and outraged by the tragic murders of George Floyd and so many others at the hands of racism and organized brutality.

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About Us

The Department of Sociology at the University of California San Diego was founded in 1968 with a vision that encompasses the study of social theory, history, and culture around the world.

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Undergraduate Program

Students may choose to major in General Sociology or one of seven concentrations in International Studies, American Studies, Culture and Communication, Social Inequalities, Law and Society, Economy and Society, or Sciences and Medicine.

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Graduate Program

Our PhD program is designed for students to contribute to the field of sociology and to teach it. We have concentrations in Political Sociology; Sociology of International Migration; Sociology of Social Inequalities; and Sociology of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

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Refugee San Diego

A digital repository for information and resources of interest to refugees, refugee-run and refugee-serving organizations; educators, researchers and students; and politicians, community leaders and activists. The repository is the result of collaboration between UCSD Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Education Studies faculty and students.

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We’re a diverse department of 24 faculty members. Learn more about our research.

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Open Recruitments

We are currently inviting applications for lecturer positions.

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The Faculty on Sociology

Hear what the faculty have to say about sociology.

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Check out our upcoming events to better acquaint yourself with sociology and delve deeper into relevant topics.

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PhDs on the Market

View the profiles of exceptional students who have completed their Ph.D. here at Sociology.

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