Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology is a place where faculty, students and staff gather in classrooms, offices, conference rooms and hallways, in pursuit of a richer understanding of the world in which we live. The Department has degree offerings at the associates, bachelors, master’s and doctoral levels, in a variety of areas of study, and offers classes at all eight campuses as well as online.

MERRILL HALL: A CENTER FOR LEARNING

At the Kent campus, Merrill Hall is the center of learning activities, where classroom space, lecture halls, faculty offices, an advising center and a student lounge support a bustling intellectual community.

A REGIONAL EXPERIENCE

At regional campuses, dedicated faculty foster learning communities tailored to the unique culture of each campus. At many of these campuses, students enjoy smaller classes and the ability to obtain a degree at the associates or bachelors level.

ONLINE MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

If you are interested in knowing more about our online MA program, please call 844-234-4073 or visit our website.

 

Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel

Christopher Dum: Recent Recognitions

May 16, 2017

Dr. Dum featured at ASA Annual Meeting, interviewed on NRP's Market Place, and Honorable Mention American Publisher’s Prose Award in Sociology

Recipients holding the chapter of the year award

AKD Chapter of the Year Award

Aug. 31, 2016

Congratulations to the Kent State University Sociology Department for winning the Emory Bogardus Chapter of the Year Award. 

Kent State student Ashley Flowers poses under a bridge in downtown Kent with a bag full of items she hands out to the homeless in downtown Cleveland.

Criminology and Justice Studies student, Ashley Flowers Creates Care Packages for the Homeless

April 6, 2016

 

Ashley Flowers, a junior majoring in criminology, justice studies, and psychology at Kent State University, wants to remind people that clothing and toiletries also are essential items for the homeless.

Jerry Lewis Celebrates 50 Years at KSU

Feb. 9, 2015

On September 26, The Department of Sociology helped Jerry Lewis Celebrate 50 years at KSU. Hosted by Richard Serpe, Department Chair, and his wife, Val Callanan.