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Welcome to the Sociology Department

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The Department of Sociology at Samford University is committed to instruction and active involvement in research, scholarly work and community service. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities with faculty as opportunities for learning. Notable examples of this involvement are the Alabama Poverty Project (APP), class based projects in public health focusing on sanitation practices among the poor in rural Alabama, participation in Habitat for Humanity, civic education for Alabama youth and literacy training for youth and adults.

Students are prepared to enter careers with critical analytic skills giving them insight and competence. They have entered fields such as Geriatrics, Social Work, Social Policy Analysis, Industrial Relations, and Law Enforcement as well as Sociology. Graduates have been admitted to post graduate programs in numerous regional state universities including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, as well as such private and public universities such as University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Tolerance & Diversity: Sociology department faculty support openness to and tolerance of differences in race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, social class, and disability status, as well as respect for differing personal, spiritual, religious, or political values. Pejorative or offensive expression and/or language toward or about any social group will not be tolerated and will be subject to sanctions in keeping with University mission and policy.