Sociology explores and analyzes issues vital to our own lives, our communities, our nation, and the world. We are known for studies of demography, crime and deviance, family and gender, political, economic and historical sociology, cultural sociology, urban sociology, migration, and race and ethnicity.
We develop and test theories with a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. Our scholarship extends beyond the United States to case studies and comparisons with societies throughout the world. The Department looks forward to continuing its rich traditions.
A major in Sociology provides a foundation for careers in academia, the professions, government, business, or community agencies. We are also one of the largest undergraduate majors at UAlbany, offering a broad and diverse range of options for students.
Muslims in America today encounter stigmas that literally hit home. This is revealed in newly published research by two University at Albany faculty members, who delved into the unexplored area of residential attainment.
Using Philadelphia, Pa., as their case study, lead author Samantha Friedman of Sociology and co-author Recai Yucel, chair and professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, found that the city’s Muslims are experiencing greater residential disadvantages than non-Muslims. “Moreover,” said Friedman, “black Muslims face a double disadvantage due to race and religion, relative to black non-Muslims.”
The College of Arts and Sciences proudly announces six faculty and staff members are receiving the prestigious UAlbany President’s Awards for Excellence. This annual recognition represents exceptional contributions to the campus community and in 2018 these honored members of CAS have been selected. Congratulations to these deserving recipients!
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Award: Excellence in Academic Service
Award: Excellence in Professional Service
Award: Excellence in Teaching
The State University of New York has announced the winners of the Chancellor's Awards for Excellence, a system-level honor that recognizes consistently superior professional achievement.
The award, designed to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence at SUNY colleges and Universities, underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good.
UAlbany’s winners for the Chancellor’s 2017-18 Award for Excellence are:
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