Scientifically studying social interactions, social relationships, and social structures

Home to outstanding faculty and academic programs, the Notre Dame Department of Sociology is a center for innovative research. Our signature strengths are cultural sociology, the sociology of education, political sociology and social movements, and the sociology of religion.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Sociology is committed to creating an environment that values and supports all members of our community

Course Highlights

From courses on criminology, to social networks, to art, to economics and money, the Department of Sociology has courses for all of your interests

Alumni Outcomes

Learn about the 98% of sociology majors who found success within 6 months of graduation

Apply to the Graduate Program

Sociology faculty work with you to become an outstanding independent scholar, with a robust research agenda. We’ll help you develop into peers and colleagues who follow their passion and generate creative, original scholarship.