Nov 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog


Dr. Elizabeth C.W. Lyman, Chairperson

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Sociology promotes a challenging atmosphere in which students are encouraged to recognize, understand, and think critically about social processes, issues, and cultural diversity. Through rigorous coursework, the program teaches students how to gather, analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data. Through research-in-service and internships students learn how to apply their knowledge and skills to problems and needs in businesses, organizations, and communities. A central part of our mission is to provide opportunities for independent student research as well as faculty and student collaborative research. We teach from the philosophy that active engagement in real-world research enhances employment opportunities and opens doors to graduate school. The department engages in sound career planning and preparation with each major.

The department offers the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program in Sociology.

Honors Program

In Sociology, the department currently offers a departmental honors program. For a general description of the Honors Academy at Radford, see here . For specific requirements of the departmental honors program, contact the department chairperson or the director of the Honors Academy.

Academic Programs

Sociology, B.A. (R, A, L)  

Sociology, B.S. (R, A, L)  

African American Studies Minor  

Sociology Minor (A)