Crime, inequality, health care, education, politics, immigration, family, gender, and race and ethnicity — today’s sociologists study all these topics. Using scientific methods to insure accuracy, sociologists focus on the causes and consequences of social interaction. Through a combination of classroom study and field work, Drew’s sociology program applies theory and research to real world problems.
Through a rich array of courses, sociology majors come to understand the connections between their everyday lives, the larger social structures of various societies and the broad global changes which characterize our times.
The Sociology Department is proud to announce the following students were awarded the 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award for their commitment to education reform. Through their civic engagement coursework in sociology and our collaboration with Citizen Schools, each student volunteered in Newark public schools for three semesters.