The Discipline that Cuts across All the Others 

Class. Status. Power. Gender. Race. Ethnic relations. Politics. Crime. Religion. Medicine. Education. Culture.

With a sociology major or minor, all of these topics (and more) come under investigation.

When you study sociology at Franklin & Marshall, you discover the many interrelationships among the various fields of knowledge that constitute the liberal arts. Any question that has to do with people has a sociological answer.

We offer:

  • A supportive, friendly learning environment.
  • A very low student-to-faculty ratio, facilitating close relationships with professors.
  • A program highly respected by employers and elite graduate programs.
  • Chances to bond outside the classroom through gatherings at professors' homes, trips to conferences, and campus activities.

Each year, students in the program have unmatched opportunities to collaborate individually with faculty on meaningful research projects, or to engage in their own studies with faculty guidance. Students have presented the results of their work at professional conferences, and in co-authored articles in leading professional journals.

Our alumni enter a wide range of fields, from the human services to education, law, public health, medicine, business, and social research, and we are proud of the success they have experienced.

The Pulse

Story 12/17/2014

New Generation of Leaders Gets a Lift from Rouse Scholarship

Leadership -- the ability to persuade others to work together to get things done -- is a quality Andrew Rouse '49 said he looks for in recipients of Rouse Scholarships, a program that began 12 years...

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Story 6/8/2014

International Meeting on Moving Images and the Mind Comes to...

Subjects from violence and filmmaking morals to reality TV and the Amish will occupy more than 70 scholars in such disciplines as philosophy, brain science, sociology, and cognitive psychology when...

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Story 4/30/2014

Ariel Eland '14: Kindled Her Spirit In Liberal Arts

As she prepares to leave for New Orleans this summer to teach secondary math, Eland fondly recalls the broad experiences Franklin & Marshall College afforded her, and the accomplishments she...

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