The department of sociology's mission is to:

  • Study urban life
  • Help the region tackle its social problems
  • Integrate students' learning experience with civic engagement
  • Promote sustainability, cultural diversity, and social justice in Nevada and the United States

Our commitment to mentoring and professional socialization is evident in the active part our graduate students take in faculty-sponsored research, the internship opportunities available to our undergraduate students, and the department membership in the national sociology honor society — Alpha Kappa Delta.