We are a large, comprehensive department at the forefront of sociological research and teaching in all of sociology’s major subfields. We pride ourselves on the world-class, hands-on intellectual support and guidance we provide our students, not only across the substantive fields that constitute sociology, but also across the discipline’s full methodological spectrum. For many decades IU Sociology has been ranked among the top graduate programs in the nation, according to the National Research Council and U.S. News & World Report.
Our faculty is recognized for both research excellence and a commitment to teaching. We remain the only department to receive the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. Our department values a strong spirit of community and collegiality—we see these qualities as central to our intellectual vitality and academic excellence.